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How to construct a reptor nest box:

A raptor nest box can be made using the following dimensions:-
60- 90 cm height          40-50 cm deep
40 – 50 cm wide            Hole 20cm across
They need to be placed at least 3 -4 metes up in a tree or in a branch cavity.
A lack of nest sites can be a major reason for the absence of hollow dwelling birds of prey.  Old, dead trees provide the best natural sites however they are often felled by landowners.   Artificial nest sites are a good way for maintaining and possibly increasing populations of hollow dwelling birds of prey.  The Kookaburra is also a great rat eater and also requires a hollow at nesting time.
Man made nest boxes will be readily accepted if properly constructed and erected and will assist with the control of rodent population in the area so long as baits are not used.
A number of boxes can be used as different animals will call them home.  A barn owl for example will defend approximately a one acre territory however there are other predators that will eat mice and rats that can live within the same territory.  Some of these  do not require nest boxes for survival such as the Tawny frogmouth however others like the Kookaburra do.

Materials and General Instructions

For boxes erected outside the best materials are 1″ thick rough-cut western cedar, cypress or redwood. All these withstand weathering. If a wood preservative or paint is used, apply it only to the outside of the box. Proper hole size and placement will allow the birds to come and go.
Boxes should have a hinged roof providing access to the inside for cleaning and maintenance. Make sure nails and screws do not protrude inside the box. A layer of leaf litter can be applied to the floor which will help contain the eggs and make incubation easier. Use only a one-inch thick layer, no more, as eggs can get lost. DO NOT use cedar shavings or sawdust as the oil or dust will make the young sick if it is ingested or if it gets into their eyes or nostrils.

 

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Sharon McGrigor

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Sharon McGrigor

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Image by Wayne Fitzpatrick

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Image by Wayne Fitzpatrick

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Image by Wayne Fitzpatrick

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Melanie Barsony

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Melanie Barsony

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Melanie Barsony

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Melanie Barsony

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Shaun Murphy

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Alicia Catrter

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Shaun Murphy

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Shaun Murphy

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Melanie Barsony

Wedge-tailed Eagle

Aquila audax

Image by Melanie Barsony

White-Bellied Sea Eagle

SharonMcGrigor

White-Bellied Sea Eagle

SharonMcGrigor

White-Bellied Sea Eagle

SharonMcGrigor

White-Bellied Sea Eagle

SharonMcGrigor

Black-Kite

Sharon McGrigor

Black-Kite

Sharon McGrigor

Black-Kites

Sharon McGrigor

Black-Kites

Sharon McGrigor

 

Black Kites

Image by Melanie Barsony

 

Black-Kite

Sharon McGrigor

Black-Breasted Buzzard

Sharon McGrigor

Black-Breasted Buzzard

Sharon McGrigor

Nankeen Kestral

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Nankeen Kestral

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Brown Goshawk

Accipiter fasciatus

Image by Alicia Carter

 

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Image by Alicia Carter

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Image by Alicia Carter

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Image by Alicia Carter

Osprey (hunting)

Pandion haliaetus

Image by Alicia Carter

 

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image bySharon McGrigor

 

 

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Grey Goshawk

Accipiter novaehollandiae

Image bySandy Webb

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Osprey

Pandion haliaetus

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Alicia Carter

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Alicia Carter

 

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Alicia Carter

 

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Alicia Carter

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Alicia Carter

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Alicia Carter

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Alicia Carter

Pacific Baza

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Sue Ulyatt

Pacific Baza juvenile

Aviceda subcristata

Image by Lib Ruytenberg

Boobook Owl

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Image by Melanie Barsony

Boobook Owl chick

Image by Melanie Barsony

Eastern Grass Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Eastern Grass Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

   
   

Masked Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Masked Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Masked Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Barking Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Barking Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Barking Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Barking Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Boobook Owl

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Boobook Owl

Ninox novaeseelandiae

Image by Alicia Carter

Barn Owl chick

Tyto alba

Image by Melanie Barsony

Barn Owl chick

Tyto alba

Image by Melanie Barsony

Barn Owl chick

Tyto alba

Image by Melanie Barsony

Barn Owl

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Image by Alicia Carter

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Image by Sharon McGrigor

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Image by Melanie Barsony

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

 

Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Powerful Owl

Image by Melanie Barsony

 

Powerful Owl

Image by Melanie Barsony

Brown Falcon

Image by Melanie Barsony

 

Brown Falcon

Image by Melanie Barsony

 

Brown Falcon

Image by Melanie Barsony

 

Nankeen-Kestrel-juvenile

Image by Melanie Barsony

 

Brahminy kite juvenile

Image by Melanie Barsony

Brahminy kite juvenile

Image by Melanie Barsony

Brahminy kite

Sharon McGrigor

Whisteling Kite juvenile

Image by Melanie Barsony

Whisteling Kite juvenile

Image by Melanie Barsony

Black-shouldered Kite juvenile

Elanus notatus

Image by Melanie Barsony

 

Black-shouldered Kite

Elanus notatus

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

 

Brahminy Kite

Image by Sharon McGrigor

 

Updated March 19, 2017  

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