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EcoSolutions January 2019 Newsletter.

Our occupied owl boxes bring so much joy and amazement to our participating members and their families, while our unoccupied owl boxes often bring disappointment and despondency. We understand that. With over 100 occupied EcoSolutions owl boxes on our database, we feel that we can find correlations between our owl boxes and their occupancy. We collect data from all of our owl and bat boxes. We look at height, orientation, design, placement and we work towards both an owl and bat box occupancy blueprint.


All of this data and its interpretation can be found on our website here. Our aim is to encourage our participants to become involved in our successes, our findings, and our Owl Box Project.


Below is a map showing the location of our occupied owl boxes in Johannesburg. The key to the success of these owl boxes is not height, placement, orientation, moon cycles, connections in the government, it is simply - service and maintenance. The annual replacement of the substrate is essential. To see what the service covers and entails please follow this link.



The map provided is interactive. You can click on the owl box locations and read their story. You can look at the closest occupied box to your location and you can read up on owlets and their ringing. We hope that these success stories inspire and delight you. We also hope that you will fully embrace the potential of your own owl box by giving it its annual service. You can arrange that easily - just click here.





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Karen Stander
Our box have a spotted eagle owl! We stay on a smallholding in the Chancliff area, Krugersdorp and discovered that our recently serviced owl box, has a long awaited inhabitant! So glad and thankful to have the privilege of sharing our piece of nature with hopefully a breading pair soon! Have to tell you the bats are also happily occupying their box!

Cheryl Siewierski
Brilliant service from hugely knowledgeable installers at our home in Harties this morning. We are thrilled with our new bat and owl boxes and sure the residents of these will be too! Excellent to know that EcoSolutions also monitors numbers and patterns of the owls in perpetuity. Thank you!

Beryl Scott-Payet
Fantastic, thanks to all at Eco Solutions for your support and help with Strix (our injured owl) and the installations of the boxes and houses at Steyn City.


Owl Ring Recoveries


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