Hungry Owl Project Nesting Boxes
Thank you for your interest in Hungry Owl Project nesting boxes. We sell 4 types of nesting boxes, box plans (if you'd like to build your own) and have options to help you with just about every aspect of owl boxes. From installations to site consultations to cleaning and complete management programs for vineyards, ranches, HOAs, schools, private residences and more, the Hungry Owl Project is your owl box resource. Additionally, we are non-profit. Your support to us, is support for owls and our shared environment.
Owls do not build their own nests. Many owls simply use the old nests of hawks, ravens, and other birds. However, there are several species that are cavity nesters. Cavity nesting owls are the ones that can be attracted with nesting boxes. The most common owls that people build boxes for are Barn Owls and Screech Owls, but there are many other owls and birds that will readily nest in a box, such as: Saw-Whet Owls, Barred Owls, the American Kestrel (North America's smallest falcon) and more.
Are owl boxes appropriate for my location?
First and foremost, there can be no rodenticides (rodent poison) used on a property while owl boxes are installed. If rodenticides have been used (inside or outside), please stop immediately and remove them. Boxes can then be installed after 3 months of none-use. Rodenticides are ultimately counterproductive and are incredibly destructive to wildlife. Please click HERE for more information on rodenticides.
Each species has a different preferred habitat. Barn Owls are generally found in or near open fields and meadows, but sometimes nest quite close to humans in urban areas as well, especially when open spaces are within a few miles. Western Screech Owls are generally found in oak woodlands, especially near streams or creeks. They too have been found nesting quite close to human habitations - even in attics and under eaves. A good nesting cavity is hard to find! Great Horned Owls (they are the ones that hoot!) do not use nest boxes - they take over previously constructed nests of hawks or ravens. Please view the "Where to Install" items in the menu to the left for more detailed information on how to select safe installation sites for nesting boxes and feel free to contact us for more info.
Click HERE for our "Owl Identification" page to help you determine which owls you may already have around.
Please browse the menu to the left for more information on nesting boxes and the services and programs we have available.
How to purchase HOP nesting boxes:
Our fully constructed nesting boxes can be picked up in Ross, CA. Please browse the information here or contact us to help you determine if your location is suitable and to schedule a pick up time for your nesting boxes. Please, let us know if you are interested in installations (which include delivery), box management or cleaning services. Self installation, care and maintenance instructions can be found in the menu to the left.
Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to ship our boxes, if you are out of the area and want owl boxes, feel free to contact us to help you determine if your site is good for owls and for help on selecting good boxes (there are a lot of unsafe boxes on the market).
PRICES: Click HERE for our price sheet in PDF format.
For box information and to schedule a pickup time:
Our nesting boxes can also be purchased at:
Wild Birds Unlimited
Vintage Oaks at Novato,
104 Vintage Way, Suite A-7
Novato, CA 94945