re: nestboxes for Barn Owls

Subject: re: nestboxes for Barn Owls
From: (Stuart Dashper)
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 1998 12:36:21 +0000 (AED)
Hi, does anyone have any details of successful artificial nestboxes for
Barn Owls?  // THANKS!   Elinor Scambler

In Malaysia nesting boxes have been used extensively to increase the owl 
populations in oil palm plantations with the owls acting as a means of 
biological control of rodents. They also pile up the dead fronds of the palms 
in rows between the trees, which encourages any rodents to shelter there, 
this also encourages snakes (ie Cobras) which further keeps the rodent 
population in check. It may be worthwhile contacting the Malaysian Nature 
Society for further details.

Stuart Dashper.

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