Nest-Box use by the Barn Owl Tyto alba in a Biological Pest Control Program in the Beit She'an Valley, Israel

@inproceedings{Meyrom2009NestBoxUB,
  title={Nest-Box use by the Barn Owl Tyto alba in a Biological Pest Control Program in the Beit She'an Valley, Israel},
  author={Kobi Meyrom and Yoav Motro and Yossi Leshem and Shaul Aviel and Ido Izhaki and Francis Argyle and Motti Charter},
  year={2009}
}
Starting in 1983, nest boxes for Barn Owls Tyto alba were erected as part of a biological pest control program to deal with rodents, in Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu, and later in other agricultural fields and plantations in the Beit She'an valley, Israel. More than a decade ago, the nest box scheme was extended to include other agricultural areas in the valley, and grew from 14 boxes on 3 km2 in 1983 to about 300 boxes on 90 km2 throughout the entire Beit She'an valley in 2007. Here we present the… Expand
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