HOME: www.hiltonpond.org

, Tyto alba

NOTE: All pieces in the plan above are cut from 1/2" plywood. Top of box is hinged to allow clean-out after young have fledged.

The Barn Owl pair does not build a nest in the box, but owl pellets may accumulate. Laying of the 4-9 egg clutch may occur at any time of the year. Barn Owls typically cannibalize their young if the nest box is disturbed from one week before to three weeks after eggs hatch. Incubation takes 21-24 days, but eggs are not always laid on consecutive days; this makes it difficult to predict hatching dates.

Even if you put up a nest box you may never see the Barn Owl pair that uses it. Regardless, you will know you provided an artificial cavity to supplement those that are increasingly more difficult for owls to find in nature.

Please send a message to RESEARCH if you use these plans and/or attract Barn Owls to your nestbox.

Up to Top of Page

Back to Barn Owl Nestbox

Current Weather Conditions at Hilton Pond Center

If you found this information useful or interesting, please

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History
It's painless, and YOU can make a difference!

Just CLICK on a logo below.

Make direct donations on-line through
Network for Good:
Donate a portion of your purchase price from 500+ top on-line stores via iGive:
Use your PayPal account
to make direct donations:

This Week at Hilton Pond
is part of the

Nature Blog Network

You can also
post questions for
The Piedmont Naturalist

Search Engine for
Hilton Pond Center

Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History is a non-profit research & education organization in York, South Carolina USA; phone (803) 684-5852. Directed by Bill Hilton Jr., aka The Piedmont Naturalist, it is the parent organization for Operation RubyThroat. Contents of this website--including articles and photos--may NOT be duplicated, modified, or used in any way except with the express written permission of Hilton Pond Center. All rights reserved worldwide. To obtain permission for use or for further assistance on accessing this Web site, contact the Webmaster.