Clearcutting, shorter cutting cycles, urban sprawl and other land use practices have reduced or eliminated nesting cavities for a numher of species including Barred Owls (Strix varia). Recognizing this problem, Howard and Larry Smith, two
brothers who have a log cabin on Guntersville Lake, designed a box for a pair of Barred Owls whose territory had been invaded by houses and a loss of nesting sites around their lot on the Lake. The two placed the box in a tree behind their cabin and within a few weeks the owls moved in and presumably used the box for roosting orne sting.
Author: Howard and Larry Smith
Volume Number: 35 Year Published: 1988
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 13
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1988/Vol 35 No. 1_1988_p13.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1988/Vol 35 No. 1_1988.pdf