Do owls like post and beam style homes?

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Project by NDVermin posted 11-13-2013 03:55 PM 2115 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter went through a phase where she really liked owls. I always thought they were pretty cool too so we decided to try to make an Owl nesting box in an attempt to attract one to our property. Well, a basic box with a hole in it is no fun so we decided to dress it up a little bit…of course we’re expecting squirrels to move into it at any moment…

-- Scott - and

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#1 posted 11-13-2013 04:18 PM

Nice build vermin…. let me know if it actually works in attracting owls. We have occassionally heard one hoot’n in woods surrounding our house and its pretty neat…. unlike the screach owl which will about make you soil yourself the first time you hear it scream….lol Great job sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 11-13-2013 04:22 PM

Nice work, love the details on it. Hope it works as intended.. Being a city boy I have no idea if it will, keep us posted.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 11-13-2013 05:04 PM

That is a really cool project! I hope you get an owl. We had one that talked to us occasionally at around 10 PM every night. He still shows up every now and then

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 05:42 PM

Wow! Nice design work, only an owl could fully appreciate. I predict he’ll have to chase the squirrels out though.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 11-13-2013 05:51 PM

Haven’t seen any owls in San Jose but back in Illinois we had a visitor outside our kitchen window for quite a few evenings. It was either a youngster or a very small variety. I am sure it would have taken to that house you built as the winters get brutal there.

Thanks for sharing your hoot of a house!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 11-13-2013 06:14 PM

Neat idea well done.

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#7 posted 11-13-2013 06:45 PM

We have one owl who visits us occacionally in our Austin Tx home. Never seen it though. First time I heard it thought the neighbours were playing a prank on me. Never thought a bird could make such a noise. Keep us updated if you get any visitors.

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#8 posted 11-13-2013 08:25 PM

That’s a fine build! The design is just so nice. That’s gonna be a new home. A very neat job. Well done.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#9 posted 11-13-2013 08:35 PM

Thanks for the nice comments folks…I have no clue if this thing will work eventually (I actually believe their nesting season is in the February time frame), but if I ever get a photo of an owl peeking out or hanging out on his new porch, I will be sure to add the pic to the project.

-- Scott - and

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#10 posted 11-13-2013 10:18 PM

Attracting an owl to a neighborhood with squirrels will be interesting. But a very nice owl box, well done.

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#11 posted 11-13-2013 10:18 PM

I love it! Thanks for the great idea. I think I will make a Bungalow-Birdhouse for my in laws now.

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#12 posted 11-14-2013 12:41 AM

Very Nice Work! Thanks For Sharing.


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#13 posted 11-14-2013 02:14 AM

Great looking house. If I were an owl I’d be proud to call it home.

-- Tom Finnigan - Measures? We don't need no stinking measures! - Hmm, maybe thats why my project pieces don't fit.

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#14 posted 11-14-2013 04:47 AM

It looks great. Watch out for owl pellets on the ground, under the box. That’s how you’ll know an owl moved in. You’ll see bones of rats and other animals in the pellets.

-- "All good stories cost you blood or money" - Pat Finney

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#15 posted 11-14-2013 04:04 PM

I like this, a lot!

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