This box is designed as a breeding box for Spotted Eagle Owls (Bubo africanus). Spotted Eagle Owls occur throughout the province and are also our most successful owl box occupants.
Due to the lack of sufficient breeding sites in the urban jungle, owls have a hard time successfully raising chicks. The box provides them with a suitable place to make a nest, and a safe place for the chicks to grow. A layer of pea gravel is put into the box that provides a sufficient substrate where the female can make a 'cup' in which she can lay her eggs.
Our owl boxes are constructed from recycled weatherproof plywood and are then sealed with an industrial wood sealant. The thickness of the wood as well as the wood sealant used is designed to give the box an outdoor lifespan of four-five years.