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Tawny Owl Nest Box with Optional Hatch – Hanging Kit Included

£110.00£130.00 inc. vat

Total Estimated Time Until Nestbox Delivery: up to 2 weeks

Our ‘built to last’ Tawny Owl box is based on a tried and tested upright design by the British Trust for Ornithology. Now with inspection hatch options!

Outdoor quality nest box suitable for fixing to a tree.

Hand-built from sustainable, FSC-approved pressure treated 18mm plywood. Thick felt roof. Sealed joints throughout.

Please note. Wood is a natural material. Shrinkage/expansion, warping, wetting/drying and harmless mould, discolouration, cracks and knot holes are to be expected. Our boxes are individually built by hand using tolerances akin to carpentry not cabinet making. Minor variations are normal. Gaps around floors may occur and are advantageous.

Approximate size – 320mm x 930mm x 360mm (DxHxW), plus fixing batten.

Approximate weight – 15.2kg

Optional hatch for inspection & cleaning out. Choose left or right hatch (as you are looking at the front of the box)

Nestbox hanging kit included.

If you would like your nestbox shipped to the Scottish Highlands or Islands, please contact the office on before ordering, as additional postage costs may apply. We regret we do not send to Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly or outside of the UK. See Delivery Information below.

More information on Tawny Owl nestboxes.

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Our ‘built to last’ Tawny Owl box is based on the British Trust for Ornithology upright design.

The Nestbox hanging kit includes three handmade hangers cut from 12 mm recycled plastic Stokbord (already fitted to the box), full instructions, screws and nails. Using this kit involves screwing and nailing into the tree. If possible, please choose a dead tree.

Siting your Tawny Owl Nest Box

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. Tawny Owls usually nest in March, with eggs hatching in April and owlets leaving the nest in May.

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 feet) above the ground. In more populated areas or places where vandalism may occur, the box should be secured 3.7 metres (12 feet) or higher. Try to face the box entrance away from the prevailing wind (this generally means avoiding the west or south-west).

You are responsible for your own safety – please assess the risks and be careful!

More information on Tawny Owl nesting boxes.

  • Courier is FedEx.
  • Standard delivery charges to England, Scotland (excluding Highlands & Islands) and Wales.
  • Please call to discuss delivery to Isle of Wight and Scottish Highlands & Islands before placing your order. These locations incur higher courier fees, which must be paid before dispatch.
  • We regret we do not deliver to Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly or outside of the UK.
  • Please note that if you live locally, you are welcome to collect your nestbox from our barn to save on Postage & Packaging. Please email to enquire about this.
  • We use as little packing material as possible to minimise our environmental impact. This means your nestbox will likely be visible when delivered.
  • For nestbox orders, please do not accept any nestbox that has been damaged by the courier in transit and insist it be returned to Barn Owl Trust.

All profits go to help our work in owl conservation – ‘Making a difference‘.

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Tawny Owl box – Left hatch, Tawny Owl box – No hatch, Tawny Owl box – Right hatch

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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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