World’s Simplest Owl Box Plans

August 20, 2011

World's Simplest Owl Box Plans

You ask for it, you got it. The World’s Simplest Owl Box Plans

Visit CafePress
Click on the Owl Box Plans link in the Instant Downloads section at top of page
Click “Add To Cart”
After you pay it will take you to the instant download page. (if not click Return to Austin Faure Productions)

You will see Austin and I building a version of this plan on his latest DVD, The World’s Most Famous Barn Owls

Austin is shipping the first 500 DVD’s this morning.

Please note: That due to an error in paypal reporting the last 57 orders will not be shipped until the next 250 DVDs arrive later this coming week. The problem occurred because the first orders were charged the wrong sales tax amount. Then Austin refunded the tax overcharge and for some reason this dropped those orders out of the report of number of orders received so instead of having sold 500 DVDs he had sold 557 DVDs. Not to worry all orders are accounted for and those that ordered first will receive their orders first plus another 250 DVDs are being duplicated on a rush order.

Order your copy of The World’s Most Famous Barn Owls.

Carlos, Donna and Austin

13 Responses to “World’s Simplest Owl Box Plans”

  1. Lookin’ good, Carlos! If I didn’t live in a condo, I’d seriously consider building one. Will flag this for my son, who might want to. This is a great service to those who want to and can! Thanks.

  2. SARose69 Says:

    This is a wonderful thing to provide the community!

  3. PegRod Says:

    It is great that Austin finished his creative project of the new Molly DVD Movie with such a short deadline! Some movie producers take years to release a film and other projects go on shelves never to be seen.

    I thought of the saying “Something worth having is something worth waiting for”. I couldn’t find that quote, but found another that also relates to The Owl Box experience:

    “For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.”
    John Burroughs

    In the Owl Box of San Marcos, many of us have learned these and other good lessons – and received the Gold of Real Service from the Royal family. Keeping ever present in our minds the Molly Motto of fun, community participation and volunteerism, the world is a happier place!

  4. PegRod Says:

    Thank you Chris Adams and Carlos for the World’s Simplest Owl Box Plans!

    Hmmmm …. now how do I get that 12 foot ladder and 15 foot pole home from the store …. lol

    • PegRod Says:

      Carlos Royal commented in chat today that an 8-foot pole is high enough for owl box placement (with an 8-foot ladder, if needed)! He mentioned other possibiities for owl box placement which don’t require even those. Remember to always “think outside the box”, examine the possibilities, observe, and consult with others.

  5. PegRod Says:

    Memory Lane
    Molly and McGee
    Second Clutch

    August 20, 2010 – Show Your Spirit!

    This was such a fun Molly campaign that excited the imagination and eventually (although not intended) led to some real votes for the “un”common barn owl winning bird of the year at Audubon.

    The photo of “McGee Lift Off” is spectacular in this blog entry, too. Rodentia GIganticus!

  6. CAequuslvr Says:

    I just wanted to share this quote that I found in a National Geographic Book (“Image Collection”).

    “They are not brethren, they are not underlings”, wrote naturalist Henry Beston of animals, “they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time,
    fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail
    of earth.”

    I think that phemomenon that is M&M is a prime example of this.

  7. I would love to know what ventilation you would recommend for this simple style owl box.

    Thanks for the plans. I love the colorful illustrations that make it so clear for novice builders.

  8. Mary, I bet Carlos has answered by now, and I could have answered earlier. But as I see it, the open door is ventilation, and if you look closely at the inside views of the box, you will see light/air between the walls and the roof, also good ventilation.

    • Thanks. Are you talking about the gaps between the walls and the roof of the M & M box in the Royal’s back yard? I agree that it is well ventilated. My question about the simple box was whether the door would provide enough air circulation on warm days. I have not heard from Carlos yet.

  9. Hi Mary, I think the ongoing good health of Molly and McGee is proof that the box is ventilated just fine. In hot summer weather they pant or do gular fluttering which many of us were able to observe on camera. Quote here from Audobon: “A robin running across a lawn on a sunny afternoon with its beak agape is doing exactly that (panting). To supplement panting, several species vibrate the muscles and bones in their throats, a tactic called gular fluttering.” Also, I recall the hollow tree nest where Carlos and Austin found barn owls this summer when they did their “field studies”, watching for owls flying at night in a field to hunt. A nest like that is not much bigger than the box and has just one opening. In the rafters of a barn or shed, the area might be larger in floor space, but often just one entrance for them. Hot is hot, no matter where you are!

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