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The Benefits of Getting an Owl Box in Your Yard

Owl boxes are great for attracting owls to nest in your yard and for giving them a safe haven, but there are benefits to getting an owl box too. If you like owls and own a home that has a few trees in the backyard, installing an owl box is a great way to get up-close and personal with a friendly owl. Your friends and family will love the idea of sharing land with a family of owls too.

If you want to purchase one of our Owl Boxes with 100% of the proceeds going to provide support to Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge, keep reading to find out how.

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How To Buy Your Owl Box

Currently we are selling owl boxes for $100.00 and our team will happily install them for you for a total of $250.00 +HST.

To buy one of our custom made owl nesting boxes, fill out the form below. Once submitted we will contact you with payment options.

This year proceeds will be donated to our favourite charities Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge and the Brant County SPCA.

Owl Box Request Form

 

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The Benefits of Installing an Owl Box

Owl in tree beside nest boxThe most common benefits of installing an owl box in your yard is the enjoyment of watching the owl come and go (it would be even better if you have a closed circuit camera).

There are benefits that extend to home owners and to the environment too. When an owl has the opportunity to live in your backyard, these benefits include:

  • Providing a safe haven for a family of owls.
  • Owls help control rodent and wildlife infestations around the home.
  • Owls are safer than then using rodenticides.
  • Owls can help control insect populations.
  • Owl boxes encourage mating and owl population growth.
  • They provide entertainment for the whole family.
  • They’re perfect for the avid bird-watcher in your family.
  • Promoting wildlife conservation in your own backyard.

If you’re an avid gardener and enjoy planting fruits and vegetables every year, your biggest pet peeve will be crop damage. The same goes with farmers. Owls will without a doubt help control some of the pests that damage your garden.

See “Eeso” On Our Owl Cam

See an owl nesting box live in action. This is our friend “Eeso” whom we filmed with our Owl Cam.

The Ideal Location of Installing Owl Boxes

To increase the chances of attracting an owl to your owl box, it should be in the most optimal location. Owls are more inclined to make their nests in trees although some do in barns. You can find information on optimally placing your owl box in a tree here.

Type of Owls in Ontario

The five most common owls you’ll encounter in Southwestern Ontario are the Long Eared owl, Snowy owl, Great Horned owl, Eastern Screech Owl and Barred Owl. Here is a list of the 11 known owl species that live across Ontario.

Our box is primarily fitted for Eastern Screech Owl and Kestrels.

How To Build an Owl Nesting Box

There are many resources that will help you build an owl nesting box, and there are a few different styles you can build too. A great resource is the Canadian Wildlife Federation website which includes instructions for building a nesting box for many different species of owls. Their website also includes instructions for building nesting structures for large owls too.

Proof that Conservation is Working

Here are some of our fantastic supporters receiving their owl boxes, in support of Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge. We thank you for your support and we hope you have some an amazing adventures.

Owl box owners

10 responses to “The Benefits of Getting an Owl Box in Your Yard”

  1. Beate Westenhofer says:

    What a wonderful thing you’re doing, providing a safe place for these lovely owls Than you so much Beate

  2. Brenda says:

    Hello..i am interested in purchasing an owl box.
    Do you deliver to Southampton Ontario?
    Thanks

    • Hi Brenda! Unfortunately we wouldn’t be able to personally deliver out to Southampton but if you’d like to call us we can arrange for shipping one out to you! Call us at 226-802-9453, and you’ll be able to speak to Christine our Office Admin. Thank you!

  3. Brian Wintermute says:

    Will Squirrels get in these boxes and disturb Owls from nesting?

  4. Mike laroche says:

    Have many trees on lake Erie shore line for these units. Where can I purchase?

  5. Arlene Lessard says:

    Can an owl box be posted up on a tree or does it have to be a pole?

    Thanks for your reply.

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