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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Supporting the Trust

Become a Friend of the Barn Owl Trust

Barn Owl in flight

Barn Owls Need Friends

Anyone who has ever watched a Barn Owl hunting at dusk or dawn has surely been touched by the experience. A wonderful white form gracefully seeking its prey, floating silently over grassland and meadow... mystical, magical, amazing.

We have lived side by side with Barn Owls for centuries, but in modern times wild Barn Owls have become increasingly rare - and the reasons are all man-made.

The Barn Owl is a symbol of our relationship with the countryside, and the decline of this beautiful bird reflects our attitude towards the environment. All things are connected and no species can prosper in isolation - not even human beings. If we live in balance with nature, then Barn Owls, and so much other wildlife would thrive.


You can make a difference - Become a Friend now


If you become a Friend of the Trust you will be helping to conserve this beautiful bird in the wild. For as little as 48p per week you can help us to continue our valuable work and ensure that Barn Owls will continue to be seen in the countryside.

Our suggested minimum annual donations are:

Individual £25

Family (including children at the same address) £30.

Donations made by standing order or on-line via your credit/debit card will save on our admin costs if you make a monthly standing order of at least £3. What else can you do for 10p a day?

You can save us money by opting to receive your Friends pack and future mailings by email – please put “email” in the message box on the next page.

If you choose to Gift Aid your donation we will be able to reclaim an additional 25p in the ‘£' from the Inland Revenue.

Children can also get involved by becoming ‘Owlets' (junior Friends of the Trust).


New Friends will receive a pack which includes :

By post or by email
  • a full colour A3 poster
  • a Barn Owl Trust pin badge
  • a Barn Owl stationery pack
  • a subscription to our twice-yearly newsletter, 'Feedback
  • a copy of our annual report
  • two A4 colour poster PDFs
  • an A4 Friends certificate
  • two printable fact sheets
  • a subscription to our twice-yearly newsletter, 'Feedback
  • a copy of our annual report

Benefits for Friends


To see our work at first-hand and meet our staff please come along to an LLP (Lennon Legacy Project) Event see Forthcoming Events. If you would like to get involved we always need volunteers to help with various indoor and outdoor tasks, so if you live locally, why not email or phone. Please note: We do not have a visitor centre and we do not display live birds. The owl sanctuary is not open to the public, but is a private place of peace and refuge for the owls. Thank you.

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