My current project is at Kuala Krai Swiftlet EcoPark, in Kelantan, Malaysia.
The BH was purchased by a local who has little knowledge on how to convert and manage his new investment.
Due to some misadventure the unit was converted by someone who seems to have very little knowledge about swiftlet farming and after 8 months the house has only two bats.
A very common mistake and you should try to avoid it.
I was asked to inspect the BH about three months ago and after submitting a 10 pages report the owner wanted my help to revamp the BH.
Four days ago packed some relevant items and workers to Kuala Krai. The work done is currently about 50% done and hopefully by this coming Thursday it will be completed.
The area of concern were:
1) The bird house was a bit too bright.
2) The original entrance hole was not properly used.
3) There was no VIP room(s).
4) The nesting planks were too dirty with foot markings.
5) The type of tweeters used as internal sound were not suitable.
6) Tweeters installation were incorrect.
7) The front wall facing the morning sun was to hot.
8) The nesting planks installation were a bit too wide with little crossings.
9) The house floors were too dusty.
10) Now humidifier was provided.
11) The type of sound used was not very attractive.
12) The walls colour was a bit to bright.
13) The house was a bit empty with nothing to lure those wild birds.
To summarise the BH was not ready for occupation.
The way to go is to upgrade the BH with some new equipment, gadgets and erect a number of walls.
The sound system will be changed to a newer type of amplifiers and both the external and internal sounds will be a more effective.
This new masterpiece will be installed with about 8 sets of twin power tweeters all around the BH and shall be operated between 6:30 pm till 8:00pm.
Let us do some research on how to get your BH to be the most active in a densely populated BH area using those twin power tweeters.
If you need to purchase a set let me know.
Each set is only RM 120 without any postage cost added.