Barn Owl Nest Box

£157.99
SKU: BOB3

Made from recycled materials  Screwed Construction  From a sustainable source  FSC certified wood

The Wildlife World Barn Owl Box developed jointly with experienced owl conservationists. As a result, it provides a safe and suitable nest site for breeding barn owls. This model has a straight sided design which uses lightweight yet durable materials. This gives barn owls a long-lasting nest site which is easier to install than heavier alternatives.

  • Flat pack design for easy transportation
  • Handmade from solid FSC certified timber and recycled agricultural plastic
  • Slow-seasoned timber negates the need for chemical, stains or artificial preservatives
  • Lightweight making for easier installation
  • Recycled plastic upper and lower hanging/fixing plates
  • Generous sized front platform and flat roof top for landing area/fledgling wing exercise
  • Deep interior space for chick safety
  • Large front inspection door with bolt
  • Drilled floor for drainage and ventilation
  • Fitted with camera clip (a camera is a legal way to monitor this protected species without disturbing them)

Siting

Barns owls are birds of open countryside (not woodland). Therefore, position the Barn Owl Box on a tree in the open, in a building or on a barn at the edge of woodland. After finding a suitable location, firstly you should site the box high up, 2.5m – 5m, ideally face east, NE or SE. Secondly, remember to ensure a clear flight path to the box.

Barn owls are particularly vulnerable to being hit by traffic because of their low-level hunting style. Therefore, you should not locate your Barn Owl Box within 1/2 mile of major roads.

The presence of vole rich grasslands and less intensively managed habitat is the key to success in selecting a nest box site.