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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Is your local landscape suitable?

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The ‘Barn Owl Suitability' maps display the predicted suitability of locations for Barn Owls. The map can be used to plan future Barn Owl conservation action, for example you can find out if installing a nest box in your area is worthwhile.

Find your location - click on your region below to access the Barn Owl Suitability Map.

Regional Map of the UK - Click a region England South West England Southern ENGLAND - Thames ENGLAND - Anglia ENGLAND - Midlands WALES ENGLAND - North West ENGLAND - North East SCOTLAND - South SCOTLAND - North

How can I find my location on these maps?
The 10km Ordnance Survey grid-squares and names are shown on the maps. Each coloured cell within them represents a 1km square. For example, the highlighted cell point in the map below relates to the OS grid-square SE 4292

OS Grid squares

If you don't know your OS grid-reference, try looking at the Multi Map link opposite and enter your postcode on their website for your grid reference.

For example, 'Grid reference: SE420928' relates to:

  • The 100km square SE
  • The 10km square SE49
  • The 1km square SE4292
The development of the habitat suitability map was greatly assisted by Dr Barb Anderson as part of a UK Population Biology Network (UKPopNet) project 'Modelling distribution changes in British animals and plants' which was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (Agreement R8-H12-01), English Nature and latterly by Natural England.
The Barn Owl Trust is dedicated to conservation & education and does not operate a visitor centre.
Barn Owl Trust staff and volunteers
Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU
+44 (0) 1364 653026