Great Gray Owl
Nest structure Plan and Information
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Nesting RangeSource: Birds of the World
Attach Nest Box To
- Dead Tree
- Live tree
Known Nesting Period
Some Nesting Occurrence
Nesting in Most of Range
Nest Box Placement
- Place the platform in the forest interior, preferably near a standing dead tree that can be used for perching.
- Readily accepts artificial platforms even when natural sites are available.
- Artificial platforms bring better nest success and allow the birds to nest in habitat that has no natural sites.
- Construction tips: Use a plant stand with a 12 inch opening to hold the cone during construction. Build a raft-like base at the bottom of the nest cone and secure the base to the sides of the cone with landscaping wire. Create vertical stick spokes, (visualize a bike wheel) to use for attaching horizontal sticks. Work your way from the bottom to the top, securing sticks in 6 inch segments with landscaping wire. Add loops to the outside of the cone to aid in installation.