Our Little Owl nest box was designed by owl enthusiast Bob Sheppard who has had plenty of them used by Little Owls in Lincolnshire. The exact size of the entrance hole, internal dimensions and baffle are all key to its success.
Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use in/on a building or tree.
Hand made and ‘built to last’ at the Barn Owl Trust using FSC-approved pressure treated 12mm plywood with all-weather sealant and a thick torch-on roofing felt.
Dimensions (mm) 300D x 350W x 390H plus fixing batten.
‘Easy fixing’ system included.
Opening ‘inspection hatch’ allows easy access for cleaning. The owl box should be cleared out during autumn or winter, after 2 or 3 years of occupation.
The ‘easy fixing’ system is a short length of timber with a ‘hook’ at each end that can be strapped or nailed to a tree or building. The Little Owl nest box then hangs from this timber while being secured. Straps (not supplied) must be UV-stable (polyester not polypropylene). We use 25mm / 800kg ratchet straps supplied by Damar Webbing Products.
The price reflects its relatively complex construction.
Little Owl box instructions:
The Little Owl nest box should be erected horizontally a minimum of 3 metres (10′) above the ground on a wall top, beam or tree branch so that Little Owl owlets can walk in and out prior to fledging. Little Owls seem to prefer nestboxes situated in open-sided or open fronted buildings rather than in enclosed places.
A thin layer of untreated wood shavings or bark can be provided as a floor covering.
How to put up a nestbox on a tree – these photo instructions are for a (much larger) Barn Owl box – but the method is largely the same.
NB: Little Owls are absent from Ireland, and almost all of Scotland.
- Standard delivery to mainland Britain only. Deliveries to Highlands and Islands can be arranged at additional cost.
- Nestboxes are handmade on site and may not be available for immediate dispatch. Please contact us for details of availability.
- Please Note: WE ARE UNABLE TO SEND NESTBOXES OVERSEAS except by special arrangement.