Please note shipping requirements: This box must be delivered on a pallet incurring a minimum shipping charge of £35.00 plus VAT for standard delivery in the UK. We will advise you of the actual cost by email before we process your order.
Barn Owls prefer cultivated areas and always live and breed in proximity to humans. This box is ideal for integration into all kinds of buildings including barns, industrial buildings, church towers, etc. The box should not be placed completely in the open but ideally attached to the inside walls of the building. Keep an access hole through the external wall clear in front of the entrance to the box. There is a large flap at the rear for inspection and cleaning purposes. Site at least 6 to 8 m above the ground.
The box is made from water-resistant chipboard made without the use of formaldehyde. You can further encourage birds to use the box by forming a base with tree bark and coarse wood shavings. This box will also appeal to kestrels.
Special delivery terms apply for this nest box. Please enquire for details.
Please note that Barn Owls are a Schedule 1 species and so an occupied box must only be disturbed or inspected by a licensed individual.
For top tips on making your nest box a success, see our blog on Five FAQs About Attracting Birds to Your Nest Box.
Dimensions: height 50 x width 100 x depth 50 cm
Width of entrance hole: 14 x 19 cm
Schwegler nests will last decades and are readily adopted by birds. This means decades of breeding success in real life conditions. These nest boxes have been developed in close collaboration with leading ornithologists, nature conservation organisations, Government conservation agencies and forestry experts, and are backed up by decades of experience and knowledge. In each nest box the size of the brood chamber, diameter of the entrance hole and many other features have been adapted to the needs and behaviour of the animals themselves. Experiments by bird protection organisations worldwide have demonstrated that the highest density of bird populations (i.e., breeding pairs per hectare) is achieved with Schwegler nest boxes.
Schwegler nest boxes have been officially recognised and approved by the following organisations and numerous others worldwide:
German Federal Biological Centre for Agriculture and Forestry (BBA)
German Nature Protection Association (NABU)
Bavarian Regional Association for the Protection of Birds (LBV)
German Environmental Protection Association (DUH)
Jordsand, Society for the Protection of Seabirds and Nature
EURONATUR/European Cultural Heritage Foundation
Luxemburg Association for the Protection of Birds and Nature
Blue Bird Association of North America
Global Nature Fund