Our Owl Boxes are very big and heavy. They require two men to install possibly assisted by a rope to take the weight of the box during installation.
Each box is suppled with two fixing timbers that can fitted vertically or horizontally to suit the chosen site. Two ratchet tensioning straps are also included in order to secure the box to a girder or the trunk of a tree.
Specialist access equipment such as a cherry picker or a boom lift could be utilised to lift and install the box in place. This would require additional planning and safety precautions, but it could be a good solution if you have access to this type of equipment.
Tawny Owl Box
Tawny Owl Boxes are typically installed high up in trees to provide a nesting site for these nocturnal birds of prey. It’s important to ensure that the boxes are sturdy and secure to prevent them from falling or being damaged by strong winds.
Using 18mm plywood for the construction of the boxes is a good choice as it provides the necessary strength and durability for the structure. However, the weight of the boxes can make installation challenging, as previously mentioned.
It’s important to ensure that the installation process is carried out safely and that the box is securely fastened to its mounting point. This will help to ensure the safety of both the installer and the Tawny Owls that will eventually use the box.
We don’t recommend that cameras are installed inside the Tawny Owl Box but instead, if monitoring is required, a Trail Camera is the best solution.
The box has a bottom opening secured by hinge pins that are spaced away from the walls to facilitate drainage.
There are two battens on the rear of the box which can be mounted vertically or horizontally depending on how you intend to mount the box. When fitting to a tree the included ratchet straps can be passed under the battens and tensioned to hold the box in place.
Barn Owl Box
A Barn Owl Box is a type of nesting box designed specifically for Barn Owls and as the name suggests, they are installed inside barns.. These boxes are different to the boxes used for Tawny Owls and provide a safe and suitable place for Barn Owls to roost, breed, and raise their young.
Barn Owl Boxes are constructed from sturdy 12mm plywood, which should provide excellent insulation and protection from the elements.
When installing a Barn Owl Box, it’s important to choose a location that is away from human disturbance and that provides easy access for the owls to enter and exit the box. The box should be mounted at least 12 feet off the ground and facing an open area, such as a field or meadow, where the owls can hunt for prey. It’s also important to monitor the box regularly for signs of activity, and to clean it out each year to prevent the buildup of debris.
Overall, providing nesting boxes for Barn Owls can be a great way to support these beautiful and important predators, and our sturdy, well-constructed boxes should provide a great habitat for them.
We don’t recommend that cameras are installed inside the Barn Owl Box but instead, if monitoring is required, a Trail Camera is the best solution.
To assist in securing the house two ratchet straps are included and the box has a removeable lid for cleaning.
Please note that the exercise table requires fixing to the box with the bolts and washers provided.