Hand made and ‘built to last’ at the Barn Owl Trust using FSC-approved pressure treated 9mm plywood and thick torch-on roofing felt. Approximate size (mm) 740W x 710H x 500D. Weight 18kg.
Designed for fixing to an exposed tree trunk, this outdoor Barn Owl box can also be positioned in a fork provided that the entrance is visible to birds flying past. Photoguide: Choosing the right tree for erecting a Barn Owl box.
The nestbox is supplied with a hanging kit already fitted. The screws and nails you need are enclosed. At the top and bottom there are recycled plastic “hangers” permanently bolted to the box. The Hanging System involves screwing and nailing into a tree so, where possible, please choose a dead tree. An alternative method is to use straps (not supplied), they must be UV-stable (polyester not polypropylene). We suggest 25mm / 800kg ratchet straps supplied by Damar Webbing Products.
Our deep outdoor / tree Barn Owl box has a 460mm (18”) drop from the entrance hole to the bottom. This reduces the ‘fall danger period’ for owlets from 38 days to 9 days. Additionally, the generous Exercise Platform has an easy-grip edge that helps clambering young owlets get back inside the box.
We frequently receive reports of owlets that have fallen from unsafe nest-places, usually from poorly-designed nestboxes. Fallen owlets are generally ignored by the adults and die. Minimising premature emergence of the owlets and facilitating nestbox re-entry help to keep the owlets safe until they are fully fledged.
More information on Barn Owl boxes for trees.
All profits help wild Barn Owl conservation – ‘Making a difference’.
Nestboxes are handmade on site and may not be available for immediate dispatch.
- Standard delivery to mainland Britain only. Deliveries to Highlands and Islands can be arranged at additional cost.
- WE ARE UNABLE TO SEND NESTBOXES OVERSEAS except by special arrangement.
Please contact us for more information.