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The Owl's Nest was the secret underground headquarters of the second Nite Owl, Dan Dreiberg, which consisted of a subterranean complex beneath his residence, containing all of the numerous sophisticated pieces of equipment utilized during his days as a costumed crimefighter.


On February 7th, 1963, Dan Dreiberg finished construction of the Owl's Nest. Following his debut as Nite Owl, Dreiberg would often use the Owl's Nest as his base of operations, which Rorschach would come to use as well as, often leaving through the underground tunnel leaning out into the city.

Following the passage of the Keene Act, Dreiberg retired from crimefighting, resulting in the Owl's Nest going unused for the next eight years.


The Owl's Nest was a subterranean sanctuary spanning more than 10,000 square feet. It consisted of an old subway tunnel that Dreiberg converted allowing him to discreetly leave via a derelict warehouse located two blocks north, which he also owned. The workshop contained a computer database, networked with the databases of the New York Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Interpol.

Dreiberg stocked the Owl's Nest with multiple Nite Owl costumes, as well as numerous vehicles, including his Owlship, and an array of inventions.