Live HD Barn Owl Cam 1 in Kibbutz Snir/ Duvic | The Charter Group of Wildlife Ecology


Live HD Barn Owl Cam 1 in Kibbutz Snir/ Duvic | The Charter Group of Wildlife Ecology

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This barn owl pair laid 8 eggs (laid first egg on March 19, 2020) all of which hatched and currently 5 are still alive. The nest box is located in the crop fields of Kibbutz Snir in the Hula Valley (North of Israel).

Israeli farmers use wild barn owls that breed nest boxes as biological pest control agents of rodents in agriculture. Instead of using rodenticides, farmers use barn owls to combat rodents buy purchasing nest boxes and placing them in their fields. The Charter Group of Wildlife Ecology (The Shamir Research Institute and the Department of Geography and Environmental Science of the University of Haifa) has been researching barn owls for years and also works directly with the farmers to assist them to build, place and maintain the nest boxes and also with the help of a donor to subsidize part of the cost of the nest boxes. The nest box cam was added and maintained by the Charter Group of Wildlife Ecology (The Shamir Research Institute and the Department of Geography and Environmental Science of the University of Haifa) and funded by the USA Embassy in Israel and a private donor.