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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

Watch us on Youtube Follow us on Twitter Join us on Facebook Live Barnowl webcam direct from a barnowl nestbox at our Owl Sanctuary

Supporting the Trust

Do you have something we need?


We can use:

  • Wild bird food - mainly sacks of black sunflower seeds, also peanuts & plain canary seed
  • Wood for making outdoor nestboxes - sheets of 9 or 12mm tanalised softwood ply and lengths of 25x 50mm tanalised batten
  • A4 and A3 recycled paper and card both coloured and white
  • Anabat detector
  • Hand held hetrodyne bat detector
  • Waders - for working in the ponds
  • Carpet suitable for the office
  • Metal detector
  • Pliers
  • Drill-driver bits (for screwing)
  • Set of sharp circular hole cutters (large sizes for cutting neat holes in plywood)
  • Good quality Barn Owl winter scenes either photographic or illustrative for Christmas card images
  • Wild Barn Owl pellets (we can never have too many)
  • Anyone in the Ashburton area who could occasionally provide temporary lodging for a Barn Owl Trust volunteer, at a reasonable rate
  • Small Plate Compactor
  • Emulsion Paint (pale colour) sufficient to paint an office
  • Bubble wrap
  • Brown Packaging/parcel tape 50mm x 66mm
  • A3 Rotary Trimmer for paper and card
  • Landranger and OS maps of Devon. Particularly Torbay/South Dartmoor area

Donations of items on this list help our work and/ or save us money. Over the years we have been given things as diverse as a caravan to use at County Shows to a set of office desks; from a microwave to defrost owl food to garden rakes for cleaning aviaries.

We are also pleased to receive items to raise funds:

Prizes for our grand draw- contact us

Raffle prizes - contact us

Owl memorabilia to sell on our ebay shop - contact us


Recycling - we can get money for:

Send your items to us or directly to the collection point by clicking the item for a link – please remember to select the Barn Owl Trust as the beneficiary when you do this. NB Company http://www.rethinkeurope.co.uk/Recycling-Appeal-UK is in Liquidation (as of May 2014) and
CTR EUROPE LTD is running from the same warehouse and with the same people
[formerly Redeem plc also went into liquidation]. We no longer get any money from these companies.

You can also donate your used tools to help "Tools for Self Reliance" - a charity providing practical help for practical people - they are pleased to except any good quality gardening, DIY, plumbing tools and even sewing machines.


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