Screech Owl Nesting Box
There are twenty-one species of screech owls known today and all of them are found only in the Americas. Here in North America the Eastern and Western Screech Owls are found frequently in back yards and woodland areas.
What many people don’t know is that these amazing little owls often find it challenging to locate and secure naturally occurring homes in nature which, often consist of nesting cavities abandoned by woodpeckers. This lack of habitat can be caused by high-density housing developments as well as other forms of deforestation. Putting up an Owl nesting box proven favorite spot for screech owls (and saw-whet owls) to roost and raise a family. Thanks to its sturdy craftsmanship and perfect sizing for one of America’s favorite owls.
The opening and roosting window is ideally suited for viewing these magnificent birds while sitting comfortably in your home or yard.
While most nest box openings are just small enough to allow the birds access, this wide open window both adults and baby owls plenty of room to sit, roost and observe the world around them. And best of all, they will be easy to observe by you and your family.
Not just another bird house, this sturdy, handmade screech owl nest box is made in the USA, and is constructed of long lasting cedar wood.
Dimensions : 24” x 9” x 5″.
Our opening and roosting window is ideally suited for viewing these magnificent birds while sitting comfortably in your home or yard. While most nest box openings are just small enough to allow the birds access, our roosting window gives both adults and baby owls plenty of room to sit, roost and observe the world around them. This in conjunction with our standard 30 degree sloped roof makes this the best Screech owl house on the market. And best of all, they will be easy to observe by you and your family.
Screech Owls nest in natural cavities which can often be a challenge for them to find in urban areas. This Owl Nest Box gives them a safe place to roost and raise a family. These little owls are common in urban areas and neighborhoods showing little or no reluctance to nest around people. They are quiet and have a beautiful trill as a song. They eat night-flying insects and small rodents. Screech owls nest and breed across nearly all of the United States.
Q: What is a screech owl?
A: Screech owls are one of the smallest of owl species in North America. They eat large insects and small rodents such as mice. The two most common varieties of screech owls in the United States are the Eastern Screech Owl and Western Screech Owl.
Q: Do screech owls live where I do?
A: Screech owls are found in nearly every state in the United States as well as elsewhere in North America. Screech owls thrive in urban areas where they have a mix of trees and open spaces.
Q: Is your owl House different than other products?
A: Most nest box openings are very small and do not provide the birds with a spot to roost which, means they are not usually seen. Our Owl Houses provide a perfect spot for both adult and baby screech owls alike to perch.
Q: Where should I place the nest box?
A: Using the 1-5/8” screws provided, mount the nest box on a tree, side of a house, garage, or barn, etc so that the top of the box is at least 10 feet off the ground. Oaks, pine, pecan and other large trees are ideal. Cedar, juniper and large shrubs are not suitable. Owls require an open area to fly into the box so, be sure the path is claer of obstructions, limbs and power lines. Face the owl house with opening in any direction except north to prevent cold, winter wind from entering the box directly. The box should be level keep out rain and the elements and a slightly, forward is preferable to backwards.
Q: Do I need to put anything inside the box when I hang it?
A: A handful of dry leaves is all you need to place in the box.
Q: Is any other maintenance required?
A: No, these nest boxes are made of cedar and should last many years. They will weather naturally and fade into a color similar to the bark of the tree.
Q: What do I do if I have additional questions?
A: Call or email us and we will help in any way that we can!