Huge product rangeOver 140,000 books & equipment products
Rapid shippingUK & Worldwide
Pay in £, € or U.S.$By card, cheque, transfer, draft
Exceptional customer serviceGet specialist help and advice
The Schwegler Tawny Owl Nest Box provides a safe and sheltered space for tawny owl (Strix aluco) families. Tawny owl populations are currently declining due to a lack of suitable nesting sites. Established breeding pairs will often remain in the same territory for all of their lives. In areas where natural nesting sites are rare, they will use man-made boxes which offer a high degree of protection for their young.
The No. 30 Tawny Owl box is manufactured from long-lasting Woodcrete, which is a blend of wood, concrete and clay which will not rot, leak, crack or warp. Woodcrete lasts for 20 - 25 years, making it suitable for long-term mitigation projects. This material is breathable and maintains a stable temperature within the box.
This box can be sited in trees or on buildings and is best positioned at a a height of 4 - 6m from the ground. When fixing to trees, where possible choose a mature tree in the middle of an area of woodland. Generally, Tawny Owls prefer deciduous woodland. Avoid mounting in areas where Little Owls are resident as this can create issues regarding competition. Always ensure that the entrance of the box is facing away from the prevailing wind (usually this means avoiding west or south-west directions). Ensure that there is a clear flight path to the entrance of the nest box. It is advised that 1 - 2 boxes are provided per 50 hectares.
A layer of loose, dry material such as sawdust or wood chips can be added to the nest box in December or January, before the breeding season starts. If you wish to clean out the box at the end of the season, it is best to do this in December.
This nest box is supplied with a hanger, hook and two mounting blocks.
* Material: Woodcrete nest box with galvanised steel hanger
* Siting: Forests, buildings, rock faces etc.
* Installation height: 4m to 6m above ground
* Entrance hole size: Approximately 12cm x 12cm
* External dimensions: W 33cm x H 36cm x D 45cm
* Brood chamber dimensions: W 30cm x H 34cm x D 30cm
* Weight: 14kg
* Includes: Nest box, hanger, hook and two mounting blocks