The Four Wheel Drive Club of Southern Africa

Bringing Owls to Base 4

2014-0717_owl_150I have a plan to put up owl boxes at Base 4 to encourage some of our nocturnal raptors to make it their preferred home.

Some people might ask why we would want to have owls in artificial boxes living on the property. They might say that if they wanted to stay there then they would naturally be found there. I feel that we need to try and attract the natural world back to Base 4 and this is an ideal way to start.

The two main factors determining if the owl boxes will be a success are food availability and adequate nesting. The second factor is where we can come into play, by providing the owl boxes we can attempt to tempt the owls to make a house out of our home.