Owl Box Request Form (Residential)

Barn Owl boxes need to be placed at least 100 feet from bedroom windows and neighbors, and Screech Owl boxes need to be placed at least 50 feet from bedroom windows and neighbors. This does mean many urban properties are not suitable for owl boxes.

This survey will help us determine the proper nesting box for your location. After you fill out the survey, we will contact you with recommendations about what type of box is appropriate for your location.

We provide nesting boxes for Western Screech Owls, American Kestrels, Barn Owls and Western Bluebirds. These different species require different habitats, needs, and use different sized boxes.

Western Screech Owls have a pleasant call, but Barn Owls are incredibly loud, and will make noise throughout the entire night. We do not recommend people with close neighbors mount Barn Owl nesting boxes for this reason.

Your Name *
Your Name
Phone Number *
Phone Number
Address of the property where the owl box will be mounted *
Address of the property where the owl box will be mounted
Are you able to pick up your box in Marin County?
Do you already have any nesting boxes?
Are the boxes occupied?
Do you rent or own your property?
Do you have mature trees on your property?
Do you have an uncovered pool or body of water on your property?
Are you seeing or hearing owls on your property?
Please check off all the habitats that exist within 1/2 mile of where the box will be placed
Do you have an issue with rodents?
If yes, what methods of rodent control are you currently using? Select all that apply
Are you willing to commit to not using poison or glue traps, and to ensuring that your neighbors do the same?
Do you have any pets?
If you have pets, are they indoor, outdoor, or both?
Do you have an area on your property that is inaccessible to outdoor pets?
Do you have wildlife living in that area?
Will you be able to climb a ladder to clean the box every October?
(Nesting boxes must be cleaned yearly.)
Are you willing to pay the Hungry Owl Project to clean the box for you?
(Nesting boxes must be cleaned yearly.)
We provide a for-fee monitoring service to check the box for occupancy. Please acknowledge that you agree to receive email reminders about box monitoring. *
We provide a for-fee cleaning service. Please acknowledge that you agree to receive email reminders about box cleaning. *
Are you interested in a for-fee site consultation to determine the appropriate location for your box, including advice and recommendations? *

Facts About Rodent Poisons

  • They are unnecessary, counter-productive and dangerous.

  • Baits include ingredients that attract rodents to a location.

  • Poisoned rodents die a slow death, and can also die within the walls of your home.

  • Slow moving poisoned rodents are very easy prey for owls and other predators, including house cats.

  • Scientific data show that these rodent predators also suffer the effects, and even die, from eating rodents that have ingested these poisons.

Thank you!    

We will be back in touch as soon as we have determined the correct nesting box for your location.