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Things you should know:

• In pristine environments, Spotted Eagle owls (Bubo africanus) breed on the ground. They usually find a small rocky outcrop on which to lay their eggs. The small stones allow them to create a cup in which the owlets are raised.

• In urban environments, due to lawnmowers, dogs and people, the ground is often not a safe place to breed. It is for this reason that our owl boxes work.

However: The inside of the owl box still needs to replicate the ground-nesting requirements of the Spotted Eagle owl. This is why the gravel substrate is imperative for occupancy.

What is my “owl” box? There are very few old DEAD trees in urban environments, the owl box is designed to replicate a tree cavity. To you it is an owl box, to all other species, it is just a tree cavity which is available for breeding. Throughout the year, all sorts of species may use your box in which to raise and fledge their young. Good! Many of these species will bring sticks and leaves and grass in which to line their nests. This will cover the gravel substrate required by the owls, rendering the box unsuitable for owl occupancy. This is why we service your owl box.


Your owl box may look in perfect condition from your veranda but to potential owl visitors, it looks like this - Unusable:

  

  

 

It should look like this - usable:

  

  

 

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Reviews

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.

 

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