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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Found an owl?


If you have found an owl please select one of the following:

Picking up or receiving an owl - What to do when you first find or receive an owl

Assessing its condition - How to handle an owl and check it for signs of injury or starvation etc.

Deciding if it needs to be passed on - Should you pass the owl to someone else as quickly as possible? Or, should you care for it for a short while yourself and then release it (or put it back in the nest if it's a young one)? How to make the right decision

Short-term care of a wild owl - Do-it-yourself guide to the short-term care of a wild owl

Finding someone/somewhere to take it - specialist vets, bird rehabilitators, RSPCA etc.

Dead owl or ringed owl - What to do if you find an owl that is dead and/or ringed

Our work; care and rehabilitation - Background information on one of the Barn Owl Trust's activities

Barn Owl Conservation Handbook - Buy the definitive guide to all aspects of Barn Owl conservation (includes further information on casualty assessment, species identification, care, selecting the best person to pass an owl on to, and the principles of rehabilitation)

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