In our new report: State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2015, 1,224 active nests were recorded which is 26% lower than the all-years average. Similarly the number of young found in nests was a disappointing 18% below the all-years average.
Published in February 2016 – the State Of The UK Barn Owl Population 2015 can be found on our website. How did Barn Owls do in 2015? Overall, 2015 was a poor year for Barn Owls in the UK but with marked geographical variation. Our initial impression, that Barn Owls in the west had a good year and […]
After extremely long-standing service, 22 years in fact, it was time for our Main Aviary to be replaced. Enter our hand-picked Demolition Team; Aram, Phil, Kim, Tony, Mark, David and Jasmin. The resident owls were temporarily relocated to other aviaries whilst rebuilding, by Jasmin and Mark, took place. Congratulations everyone. It looks fantastic!
Christmas Holiday Update: Orders will now be processed on or after the 4th January 2016. Thank you for your support! With the festive season racing towards us the Trust has a range of gift ideas suitable for all ages and for all pockets. New this year is our chunky white ceramic mug with a wrap-around design […]
As the nights draw in and the weather starts to turn, lots of newly-independent juvenile owls are dispersing out from their nest sites and learning to fend for themselves. This year we released 2 Little Owls, 4 Barn Owls and 4 Tawny Owls, including Porridge and Ewok – all owlets who needed a little extra […]
The early promises of a large Barn Owl brood in our nestcam box have sadly not been realised. From the 7 eggs that were laid, 6 hatched and seemed to be doing well. However, on the morning of 22nd June 2015 we logged on to find just 2 owlets remaining and unfortunately, the smallest of […]
Update: On 18th May she had 7 eggs! We have eggs! We have two live Barn Owl webcams on a farm in Cornwall (UK). Wild Barn Owls are currently nesting there in a specially designed Barn Owl Trust nestbox . Nestcam is a close up view inside the nestbox and Barncam is a view of the same nestbox inside the barn. So […]
In the mid 60’s the Robin was voted Britain’s favourite bird and in 2007 the Barn Owl was voted Britain’s favourite farmland bird. Now there is a poll to find Britain’s national bird… You can vote on-line for one of the 10 short-listed birds: Robin, Barn Owl, Puffin, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Hen Harrier, Kingfisher, Mute Swan, […]
The Barn Owl Trust has written to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter following the release of video footage captured by a PETA investigator in February 2015. The footage showed a tethered Barn Owl being reluctant to hold a booklet in its beak and the handler clearly saying “He did it […]
Here at last, after more than a year’s development, is our new website. We have revised all the content in our old site and we now have 300+ pages, 44 galleries, countless images and embedded videos. At first glance the Home Page looks very similar to the old site but there the similarity ends! We have a completely […]