Owl boxes

We manufacture, install and manage owl boxes for both the Spotted Eagle Owl (Bubo africanus) and the Barn Owl (Tyto alba). EcoSolutions owl boxes are used in both urban and agricultural pest management programmes. With over 150 occupied owl boxes nationally, we are the experts in this field.

Before you order - If you feel that you are unable to commit to the annual service, it may be worthwhile to consider not installing an owl house. 

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. We collect data from all of our owl boxes. We look at height, orientation, design, placement and maintenance. We then use this information to work towards a blueprint designed to maximise the potential occupancy of your owl box. 

With over 150 occupied EcoSolutions owl boxes on our database, we feel that we have found the recipe to make sure that your owl box is always a potentially viable owl nest.

The occupancy recipe? 

Annual service and the replacement of the substrate.

Owl boxes are designed to replicate a cavity in a tree. As a result, your owl box will attract the attention and fill the requirements for many cavity breeding residents. It is fine for squirrels, Egyptian geese, Genets and other birds to use it out of season. However, these usurpers bring sticks, paper, litter and all sorts of things into the box. Unless these are removed, owls will not utilise your owl box to breed in. Once a year, prior to the owl breeding season, the owl box requires a complete service where the substrate can be replaced. 

In addition, your annual service allows us to check that the box is still firmly attached, provide it with a new coat of varnish and make sure that the bee proofing is still intact. 

Although your owl box is totally biodegradable, don't let it slowly rot in the tree.


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