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Little owls mate for life and tend to use the same breeding sites year after year. Therefore it is important to provide suitable nesting sites to help preserve this fascinating owl. This box is ideal for trees that lack suitable horizontal branches for box attachment which would otherwise be unsuitable for little owl boxes (e.g. small trees, young trees, fruit trees such as pear and apple, etc). The box is attached by a telescopic galvanised rod that provides level mounting. The novel quadrant box design provides an air hole running along the entire ridge, which allows important ventilation to the box. One side of the roof can be removed to provide easy access for inspection and cleaning.
For top tips on making your nest box a success, see our blog on Five FAQs About Attracting Birds to Your Nest Box.
Dimensions: approx. length 93 x width 20 x height 20 cm.
Entrance hole diameter: 6.4 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