Our ‘built to last’ Tawny Owl box is based on a British Trust for Ornithology upright design.
Hand made at the Barn Owl Trust using environmentally friendly FSC-approved, exterior quality, pressure treated 18mm plywood and thick torch-on roofing felt. Water tight sealed joints throughout. Approx (mm) 320D x 930H x 360W plus fixing batten. Weight 15kg. ‘Easy fixing’ system included.
The ‘easy fixing’ system is a short length of timber with a ‘hook’ at each end that can be strapped or nailed to the tree. The Tawny Owl 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.
Tawny Owls are the most common British Owl – they make the familiar ‘twit twoo’ call. As a woodland species, they are present virtually everywhere there are mature trees; even in cities and wooded gardens. Nest boxes need to be sited in one of the most mature trees available, preferably among trees or woodland – rather than on the fringes. Tawny owl boxes can be particularly helpful in areas where there is a shortage of very mature trees.
Fix your nestbox securely to a large tree as shown here. In a remote undisturbed area the box can be placed as low as 3 metres (10’) above the ground. In more populated areas or places where vandalism may occur, the box should be secured not less than 3.7 metres (12’) up or higher if possible. Try to face the box entrance away from the prevailing wind (generally this means avoiding the west or south-west).
You are responsible for your own safety – please assess the risks and be careful.
Tawny Owls usually nest in March, with eggs hatching in April and owlets leaving the nest in May.
More information on Tawny Owl nesting boxes.
All profits go to help our work in owl conservation – ‘Making a difference’.
Nestboxes are handmade on site and should be available for dispatch within 7 days.
- Standard delivery to mainland Britain only. Owl nest box deliveries to Highlands and Islands can be arranged at additional cost.
- Please note: WE ARE UNABLE TO SEND NEST BOXES OVERSEAS except by special arrangement.
Please contact us for details.