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Barn Owl box for a tree

£160.00

Our outdoor Barn Owl box is a much safer home for owlets than some designs due to a 460mm (18”) drop from the entrance hole to the bottom. Made from sustainable FSC-approved pressure treated 9mm plywood and torch-on roofing felt. Sealed joints throughout. Approximate size (mm) 740W x 710H x 500D. Weight 18kg.

Designed for fixing to an exposed tree trunk, this Barn Owl box can also be positioned in a fork provided that the entrance is visible to birds flying past. ‘Easy fixing’ system included.
More about Barn Owl nestboxes for trees.
Where’s the best place for your Barn Owl box?

Nestboxes are handmade on site and may not be available for immediate dispatch. 

Please see Delivery Information below.

 

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Do you have a barn or large rural building? Find out why indoor Barn Owl boxes are best.
Tree Barn Owl boxes are the next best option if no building is available.

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’.

BARN OWL BOX DELIVERY INFORMATION

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.

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Our Barn Owl themed ‘green living’ shop offers eco products and earth friendly gifts, hand-made by us here in Devon, or carefully chosen from ethical & fair trade sources.

Recycled and sustainable materials are used where possible. Some of our items have been donated by kind supporters, so it is not always possible to trace their origins.

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Postage & Delivery: Shipping price is for mainland UK only – please contact us for shipping elsewhere.

All profits support our work: Conserving the Barn Owl and its environment.