Barn Owl Nest Boxes
Welcome to the Barn Owl Centre's nest box page.
Here you will find more information below (click on the headings) about nest box positioning & habitat.
Nest box & habitat information
For Barn Owls & Kestrels, position the box close to or within areas of rough grassland, this type of habitat contains the Barn Owls & Kestrels main prey source, which is Short tailed Voles, Field Mice & Shrews. For Tawny Owls & Little Owls, locate the box close to or within habitats above or in areas of mixed farmland with mature trees. If you have wooded habitat areas, this can be a preferred habitat location for the woodland Tawny Owl.
The best height to position the nest box is between 10ft to 16ft, make sure that the box is positioned securely & out of reach of people & out of reach of grazing animals.
With the porch fixed around the entrance hole, this allows the entrance of the nest box to be faced in any direction as it offers more protection from the weather. A nest box without an entrance porch simply allows driving rain & wind to enter.
The nest box & entrance hole should be made visible at a distance; this will enable the Owls to locate it. Please take into account any leaf foliage as this could grow over & obscure the entrance hole, do not hide the box from the Owl it is intended for. If an Owl was looking for a natural tree hollow, the hollow could be facing any direction & yet visible to an Owl, your nest box simply acts as a man made tree hollow so make its presence & entrance visible for the birds to get the best results.
To protect your own Nest Box project, please take into account the main dangers such as busy (A & B) roads & also live railway lines, fast traffic will kill Owls so please look at positioning a nest box well away from these dangerous areas. Also be aware of domestic pets if you are planning to position a Barn Owl nest box within a residential garden please call for advice before purchasing an Owl box.
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The Barn Owl Manor
Designed & built by the Barn Owl Centre, an Owl Conservation Charity.
With positive results gained from a selection of project sites, we strongly feel that we have built a very special Barn Owl Box that can offer more to wild Barn Owls.
Nest Box & Habitat Information
Positioned within the open habitat areas of our British Countryside, this will be a huge asset to Barn Owls & the landowner who supports them.
The Barn Owl Manor with its robust design will help compliment the corner of any arable field, field margin or grassland area. With no tree or building required, this means that the Owl Manor can be positioned within prime locations where Barn Owls are seen hunting.
During the breeding season, this spacious accommodation will give Barn Owls a large internal space to move around in, for young Barn Owls, this means they can happily spread their wings & exercise within the confinements of a spacious dwelling, a huge benefit to young Owlets during their development stages.
Its robust design means the Barn Owl Manor can easily cope with all weather conditions including force 9 gales.
Designed to deter nesting Jackdaws & other wildlife that tend to compete with smaller Owl boxes.
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