ServicesThe Hungry Owl Project provides a number of services that enable homeowners, building and vineyard managers to manage their rodent populations.
Vineyard Management: We have a comprehensive service that can inspect your vineyards, determine the number of boxes needed, determing the best areas to install boxes and then provide ongoing monitoring. Learn about the details of our Vineyard Management program - which is also applicable to farms
Homeowners Associations: We can and do work with HOAs that are experiencing a rodent challenge.
Box Monitoring. As part of our ongoing commitment to the welfare of barn owls and to continue to expand our learning we can monitor the boxes we install for you.
Care & Handling of Injured Raptors—Information from the Birds of Prey Foundation (click on Care & Handling). Raptors are dangerous! Never handle a raptor without wearing heavy gloves. If an injured bird is on the ground, you can carefully place a cardboard box over it while you contact your nearest humane society, wildlife hospital: if in Marin contact us (415) 454-4587 or WildCare (415) 453-1000.
If you find an owl in danger or fallen from a nest the best way you can help it is by getting it to a qualified wildlife rehabilitator. Do not attempt to feed it, or give it any water. Feeding an injured raptor severely decreases its chance for survival, so please DO NOT FEED! Feeding a raptor ground beef, chicken, or fish will not give it the nourishment it needs and will result in an unhealthy animal not fit for survival in the wild. Hawks, falcons & owls have specialized dietary needs. Keep the bird in a quiet place until you can get it to a wildlife hospital, humane society or veterinary clinic that treats wildlife.
Remember: Under Federal and State law it is ILLEGAL for anyone to injure or possess a bird of prey - even if you intend to release it later. You must turn it over to a licensed facility - this is the best way to help.
If you are having any kind of conflict with wildlife, please don't call pest control companies or trappers - they make a living killing wildlife!
Please contact one of the following humane resources:
You can also learn about more humane solutions for other wildlife problems at San Francisco Rescued Orphan Mammal Program (SF ROMP)