The BOB Barn Owl Box is constructioned from a combination of naturally durable FSC timber such as cedar and also of FSC plywood. Robust in construction, yet lighter and therefore easier to install than all-plywood boxes, the box is designed to last for many years.
The unit has a sizeable shelf/exercise area with lip, which is crucial in giving emerging chicks a safe immediate area to stand in the early stages of their fledging. The flat roof gives additional area for exercising of wings at this stage. An inspection hatch/door is hinged and gives access to the box for cleaning and/or ringing of young*
Fixing points top and bottom are on swinging brackets for easy storage/display.
The Barn Owl Box has a camera clip attached to the inside of the roof for easy installation of a Wildlife World infra-red camera kit, offering disturbance-free monitoring and viewing enjoyment
The BOB barn owl box may also be used by little owls, tawny owls, kestrels and some other general bird species, such as stock dove.
* Barn owls are a Schedule 1 species and an occupied box can only be disturbed/inspected by a licenced individual in the breeding season (a licence is not required to inspect the box for maintenance purposes outside the breeding season)
Siting: The BOB barn owl box should be installed on the trunk of a mature tree or in the crown of a tree. The tree should not be within woodland, but should be either on the woodland edge or away from woodland with the entrance hole clearly visible to any potential passing owls. It can also be installed on the side of a farm building or similar, or inside an open bar with at least 2 routes of entry/exit for the owls.
Height: 565 mm
Width: 600 mm
Depth: 440 mm
Weight: 9.60 kg
Delivery is Free to UK Mainland but Scottish Highlands and islands may incur a surcharge, please ask before ordering.