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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Foraging habitat


For information about foraging habitat please select one of the following:

Optimum habitat - A description of rough grassland; the most important foraging habitat for Barn Owls in Britain

Habitat requirements - Describes the amount of rough grassland that Barn Owls require in various landscape types (arable/pastoral/mixed)

Managing your land - Describes the various ways in which land managers can increase prey availability for Barn Owls

Watch a 3-minute video - ‘Where do Barn Owls feed ‘ discusses the value of rough grassland, other foraging habitats, and the size of a Barn Owl's home range

Stewardship Schemes - How Entry Level and Higher Level agri-environment grant schemes can be used to benefit Barn Owls

A guide to the suitability of your local landscape - Maps showing the suitability of every 1km square in Britain

Our work; habitat advisory - 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 prey, habitat creation and management)

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