Elf Owl

Nest box Plan and Information

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Elf Owl
© Michael Woodruff
Construction difficulty:
moderate

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Nesting Range

Elf Owl Range Source: BNA Online

Nesting Habitat

  • Desert
  • Forest
  • Open Woodland

Attach Nest Box To

  • Dead Tree
  • Live tree
  • Post

Known Nesting Period

Not Nesting
Some Nesting Occurence
Nesting in Most of Range
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Source: BNA Online

Nest Box Placement

Nest Height:
6ft
10ft

6–10 feet

Minimum Spacing:

985 feet

Facing:

North, Northwest

Nest Box Measurements

Entrance Hole:

2"

Depth:

13"

Width & Length:

7 1/4''

7 1/4''

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Helpful Tips

  • Add a very thin layer of wood chips to nest box floor. Elf Owls have been seen removing excessive nesting material (left over from previous nests).
  • Elf Owls can compete with other cavity-nesting birds for nest sites. You can add more nest boxes for other species to help reduce competition.