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We have screech owls in our area. I built an owl box from the Audubon's plan 4 years ago and have never had one owl. We live against wetlands in an extremely quiet neighborhood. It was placed at the edge of the treeline and faces west.

 

Any suggestions to make it more inviting?

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Welcome to Whatbird, @Eyeguy2024. I have no experience with nest boxes but my field guide says that screech owls nest 6-20 feet off the ground. If you haven't had success at this height, perhaps a higher elevation would be worth trying. Turning the opening of the nest box more towards the trees instead of the open yard might be another option to try. Just tossing out suggestions with no experience to support my thinking. Good luck.

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