Tawny owls are the most abundant owl in the UK, generally found in deciduous and mixed woodland. They’ll also inhabit urban areas where wooded parks or large gardens provide attractive habitat. As a cavity nesting species They’ll naturally use large cavities in trees. On the other hand in our highly modified landscape, available large tree cavities are regularly rare and putting up a tawny owl nest box can provide a nest site where there is a shortage of natural sites. This Tawny Owl Nest Box may appear atypical as it is more like a tube than a box – but this is just the way that tawny owls prefer them. It is designed to replicate a hollow branch or tree cavity that would be used naturally. These owl boxes are best strapped or fixed to the underside of a branch at an angle of about 45 degrees to the vertical with a clear flight path to the entrance. However, they may be able to be fixed to the trunk of a tree by screwing a diagonal batten onto the middle of the nest box, and then fixing the ends of this batten to the tree. Designed to give you the best accommodation for Tawny Owls, these boxes feature: a well drained floor – open roof (as preferred by the owls) – easy access hatch for cleaning – FSC exterior grade European Birch plywood, sprayed with a water-based non-toxic preservative for durability Please Note: Tawny Owls have a reputation for vigorously protecting the area around the nest so their boxes are best sited somewhere quiet where the birds will not disturbed while nesting.
FSC Certified Exterior Grade European Birch Plywood
Non-toxic water based preservative
Well drained floor
Hatch for easy access
A protected and comfortable nest box