Do your own thing

Nestbox Workshop Pensilva Completed BoxesHere are just a few things you can do to help Barn Owls

  • Make and erect nestboxes on local farms (after consultation with the landowner).
  • Talk to local landowners about the Barn Owl’s habitat needs – is there scope for improvement?
  • Carry out a local Barn Owl survey in the winter looking for pellets and other signs of Barn Owls.
  • Raise funds for the Trust  to support our conservation work – if you are thinking of running a fund-raising event for the Trust please contact us first. We may be able to help you with promotional leaflets or posters.
  • More ways to encourage wild Barn Owls.

Get involved

Uk Interactive MapIf you want to help Barn Owls but live too far away from our base in Devon to become a Barn Owl Trust volunteer perhaps you could do something helpful in your own home area?

Maybe you’re thinking of becoming involved in practical Barn Owl conservation work (such as erecting nestboxes) but you don’t particularly want to be associated with an organisation?

If you want to be completely independent, take a look at the information across our website. This is based on years of experience and you can learn from our mistakes rather than make your own! You may like to check out information provided by other organisations too – see our links page.

Whether you’re thinking of supporting the Trust in your own way or getting involved in Barn Owl conservation independently, please feel free to contact us. We are really happy to help by providing information and advice.

In this age of Health and Safety laws and charity financial regulations, we have to avoid situations where people are doing things in the name of the Barn Owl Trust over which we have no control. Similarly, we have a ‘duty of care’ to anyone who works (even voluntarily) on behalf of the Trust. To discharge this duty we have to ensure that you have all the necessary skills, that a risk assessment has been carried out, and that adequate measures are in place to minimise any risk. For these reasons, doing your own thing (in your own name) and taking full responsibility for yourself is often your best option.