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Owl Hawk Osprey Platform

This platform is 2’x 2′ for Red-tailed Hawks and Great Horned Owls, and 4’x 4′ for Ospreys. It can be constructed with 2x4s or 2x6s or both and mounted on most any wood post (possibly steel or concrete).

Osprey platforms typically have fence-like side boards around the perimeter about 1′ high (not pictured here).

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware. Drilling countersunk pilot holes in primary and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

The owl hawk osprey platform for red-tailed hawks, great horned owls and osprey.

For both the Great Horned Owl, and the Red-tailed Hawk, the platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line.

Platforms for Ospreys should be installed very near, even over water, 14′ to 20′ high.

Both are significant installations with heavy materials at dangerous heights, which creates potential for serious accidents.

View and print owl hawk osprey platform plans

For the smaller platform at the lower height, experienced supervisors and workers can attach the completed platform to a post while laying horizontal and then by man handling and with rope tip up into a hole.

Assembling either platform on an installed post with sufficient scaffolding including railings to protect workers is another method.

Both methods require experienced professionals.

The danger in working with heavy objects at these heights can’t be overstated. Don’t create a hazardous situation by starting an installation without the proper experience, help and equipment.

Owl Hawk Osprey Platform

This platform is 2’x 2′ for Red-tailed Hawks and Great Horned Owls, and 4’x 4′ for Ospreys.

It can be constructed with 2x4s or 2x6s or both and mounted on most any wood post (possibly steel or concrete).

Osprey platforms typically have fence-like side boards around the perimeter about 1′ high (not pictured here).

This is a significant project with dangerous potential both while constructing and after it is in place if it is not installed professionally.

Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey Platform

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware. Drilling countersunk pilot holes in primary and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

For both the Great Horned Owl, and the Red-tailed Hawk, the platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line.

Platforms for Ospreys should be installed very near, even over water, 14′ to 20′ high. Osprey platforms typically have fence-like side boards around the perimeter about 1′ high (not pictured here).

Both are significant installations with heavy materials at dangerous heights, which creates potential for serious accidents.

View and print owl hawk osprey platform plans

For the smaller platform at the lower height, experienced supervisors and workers can attach the completed platform to a post while laying horizontal and then by man handling and with rope tip up into a hole.

Assembling either platform on an installed post with sufficient scaffolding including railings to protect workers is another method.

Both methods require experienced professionals. The danger in working with heavy objects at these heights can’t be overstated. Don’t create a hazardous situation by starting an installation without the proper experience, help and equipment.

Red-tailed Hawk Head Profile

Red-tailed Hawk

Great Horned Owl Species Page

Red-tailed Hawk

Osprey Species Page

Red-tailed Hawk

Owl Hawk Osprey Platform

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Owl Hawk Osprey Platform

This platform is 2’x 2′ for Red-tailed Hawks and Great Horned Owls, and 4’x 4′ for Ospreys. It can be constructed with 2x4s or 2x6s or both and mounted on most any wood post (possibly steel or concrete).

Osprey platforms typically have fence-like side boards around the perimeter about 1′ high (not pictured here).

Always use corrosion resistant screws and hardware. Drilling countersunk pilot holes in primary and regular pilot holes in secondary work pieces reduces a tendency for wood to split and makes for easy assembly in minutes with a power or hand held screwdriver.

For both the Great Horned Owl, and the Red-tailed Hawk, the platform should be mounted 14′ or higher on a sturdy post or structure on a forest edge or in a clearing adjacent to a tree line.

Platforms for Ospreys should be installed very near, even over water, 14′ to 20′ high.

Both are significant installations with heavy materials at dangerous heights, which creates potential for serious accidents.

View and print owl hawk osprey platform plans

For the smaller platform at the lower height, experienced supervisors and workers can attach the completed platform to a post while laying horizontal and then by man handling and with rope tip up into a hole.

Assembling either platform on an installed post with sufficient scaffolding including railings to protect workers is another method.

Both methods require experienced professionals.

The danger in working with heavy objects at these heights can’t be overstated. Don’t create a hazardous situation by starting an installation without the proper experience, help and equipment.

Visit the red-tailed hawk species page.
Visit the great horned owl species page.
Visit the osprey species page.

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