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Tawny owls are content to nest in smaller cavities than barn owls and the design of this nest box reflects this. Made of FSC timber, this beautifully designed nest box comes with a cleaning hatch and a long removable perch.For information about how to handle tawny owls while nesting, please read the information on the 'advice' tab before purchasing this nestbox.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a bird of prey nestbox. Please read our advice carefully before purchasing. Care must be taken when siting this nest box as tawny owls can be aggressive when they or their young are approached. It's best to leave them alone while they're nesting.
Owners must choose a suitable site (please see the following section) and then plan how to install the box safely. Given the varying locations and methods for installation, the RSPB does not provide detailed instructions for installing the box. Some general principles to consider for each location include:
Tawny owls are typically woodland birds and nest boxes can be installed in both the countryside as well as towns and cities. Natural nest sites used by tawny owls include tree hollows, crows nests, squirrel dreys and sometimes holes in buildings. This ‘too-whit too-whoo’ owl is a versatile bird of prey feeding on a wide range of prey including small mammals, birds, insects and amphibians, and therefore can adapt to live in a variety of habitats.
To avoid flushing an owl on eggs or with newly hatched young it is important that you follow these guidelines when considering any maintenance to your tawny owl nest box:
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