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Caithness News Bulletins April 2006
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Barn Owl Boxes Helping Biodiversity
Many barn owls depend on manmade structures to nest in and in the past barns were made with a special hole on an end wall to encourage nesting and thereby helping to control the mice population.
With modern barns there are less of those good nesting ledges available but by placing large boxes in the corner of buildings with access for owls it gives them a place where they can breed.
The Thurso Rotary Club built some of the owl and smaller tit boxes and the barn owl boxes were built by Colin Robertson.
A dozen barn owl boxes have been located around the county but we hope to build more next year so any land owner wanting a box should get in touch with Mary Legg, countryside ranger at 01847821531.
This project is part of the Implementation programme funded by the Highland Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Leader plus and Scotland Making it Work programme.