Owl Box Monitoring
Let us help you keep up with your nesting boxes with an annual site visit and monitoring report. Whether your owl boxes are on a vineyard, estate, or residence, owl box monitoring will help keep you informed about the activity in your boxes. To have your boxes monitored, please fill out the Owl Box Monitoring request below. Although we offer monitoring services year-round, the most likely time to see eggs, baby owls, or nesting pairs of owls is between late spring and early summer.
For the health and safety of the owls we must monitor the boxes in silence, so in most cases we aren’t able to be accompanied by property owners or groups during monitoring.
Owl Box Monitoring Request
Owl Box Monitoring Process
The Hungry Owl Project monitoring team will visit your owl boxes in the late spring to early summer (depending on what stage the nesting owls are at in your area). We inspect each box with very discrete monitoring equipment and then provide you with a monitoring report.
The monitoring report includes the following info for each box:
Occupancy: Whether the box shows any activity, how many owls or other occupants are present, approximate ages of any owls present (eggs, chicks, juveniles, adults).
Occupancy rate: What percentage of your boxes are occupied.
If cleaning is required: We'll let you know if your boxes require cleaning or not.
Recommendations and other info: From changes in nearby trees, to new construction, to nests of predators and pests and everything in between. We'll let you know if there's anything relevant to your boxes and if there is anything that can be done to improve the effectiveness and safety of your nesting boxes.
For current owl box monitoring prices, please see our price list. Monitoring occurs in between late spring and early summer, depending on what stage the nesting owls are at in your area. Because the tools and techniques we use to monitor boxes are designed around our installation process and box design, we are only able to offer monitoring services for Hungry Owl Project nesting boxes.