Owl and Raptor Boxes
Our boxes are built using designs based on those recommended by the Barn Owl Trust, Hawk and Owl Trust, RSPB, BTO and others. The different species have different nesting and brood characteristics and these are reflected in the designs.
All our external raptor boxes are made from 9 mm exterior plywood. Corner joints are made using battens and screws. The cut edges are sealed with mastic and all external surfaces are coated with high-quality wood preservative after completion. For increased durability these boxes have the top covered with roofing felt. The boxes are secured to the tree by means of a separate batten fixed with coach screws. This enables safe lifting of the box into place and it is then secured with wire ties. They are fitted with access doors for monitoring. (Barn owls are a protected species and should only be approached by BTO licensed personnel.)
Please contact us for advice on suitability of local habitat and location of the box. We recommend that you have us install these bigger boxes for you. If you are not within 10 miles of Bisham please ask; we may still be able to help. We ask for a modest extra donation for this service (see price list).
Our boxes are available to collect on Wednesday mornings from our base in Winter Hill Road, Cookham Dean SL6 6PJ, or at other times/locations by prior arrangement. Contact us for further information.