Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Owl, Kestrel, & Wood Duck Nest Box

The Screech Owl and Kestrel House from BestNest.

Invite some of the most exciting cavity nesting birds to your property with this Screech Owl and Kestrel House from BestNest. Although marketed for screech owls and kestrels, this big nest box with a 3¾-inch diameter entrance hole provides a fairly universal size for larger cavity nesting birds including Wood Ducks, Hooded Mergansers, a variety of small owls, and American Kestrels – our smallest falcons. It might even be used by roosting owls during winter.

Perfectly designed, the front panel lifts up for nest checks, but a metal latch keeps it secure when closed.

This big nest box measures 10½ L x 9½ W x 15¼ H. The a green pitched roof overhangs the entrance to protect it from rain and snow, and 2 holes in the floor provide drainage should any moisture collect. The western red cedar panels ensure a decay-resistant nest box, and the ¾-inch thick walls help keep it insulated. To learn more about the Screech Owl and Kestrel House and other great BestNest products for birds, see