Installation and maintenance
EcoSolutions is responsible for the installation and the running of the Urban Owl Box Project. The owl box installation generally takes between 45 minutes to an hour, depending on whether installation is done in a tree or on a gum pole.
Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus) Box, installed: R1 070.00
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Box, installed: R1070.00
Spotted Eagle Owl / Barn Owl Box, delivery only: R750.00
Annual Service & Subscription Fee: R640.00
Callout Fee (depending on nature of callout): R200.00 - R500.00
Gum Pole: R290.00
The owl boxes are constructed from recycled plywood which is then weatherproofed with an industrial wood sealant. The thickness of the wood as well as the wood sealant used is designed to give the box an outdoor lifespan of approximately five years or more. Although the box is of a hardy construction an annual maintenance visit is required to re-varnish, replace the substrate, check for signs of wear and monitor occupancy. In occupied boxes, the measuring and ringing of young owls is also undertaken during the service.