Ledge with Gable Roof for Barn & Cliff Swallow Mud Nests


Gabled Barn Swallow Ledge


Barn Swallow

 Barn Swallow



Cliff Swallow


This Barn Swallow Ledge has a 2" by 8" ledge, approximately a 8" high gable roof, an open front and partially open sides. 

Mount platform on the side of a garage or shed over looking open spaces from seven to twelve feet high.  Carefully select a location that provides a balance of protection from predators and elements, access and visibility.  

Do not mount in a tree.  Make sure objects that cats and squirrels can climb do not provide access to the nest.  The idea is to simulate a cliff edge.   They like to survey a wide berth from their roost.

Barn Swallows like open sheds and outside eaves.  Cliff  Swallows don't nest near people as often as Barn Swallows although they sometimes nest under eaves.  

This item may be useful in only a few situations such as where no shelter exists.  The mud pellet nests of Barn and Cliff Swallows easily adhere to vertical surfaces just beneath existing ceilings without any aid.  If you don't have an open barn or outside eave, this roof and ledge might attract a swallow.





Gabled Barn Swallow Ledge Plans and Dimensions     Wear Eye Protection




Assemble in a safe area on a work bench at a height between waist and chest.

Wear eye protection.  Eye injuries are the most common assembly mishap.

Keep hardware and tools away from children.and infants; store away when not in use.


             Gabled Barn Swallow Ledge Assembly     Wear Eye Protection
                  1. Attach Sides to Back Panel.                                                                 2. Attach Floor.  
                  Insert Screws from Back Side with                                                   Insert Screws from Underside
                          Phillips Screw Driver                                                                             and Back.


Gabled Barn Swallow Ledge Assembly     Wear Eye Protection

3.  Attach Roof Half.                            4. Attach other Roof Half                            5.   Mount with screws
     to Back and Side Panels                      to Back, Side Panels and                       according to specific Bird
                                                               opposite Roof Half.                                    Species Instructions



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