Bird Food Crop Walk

Fri 13th August 2021 – 10:00am Join us for a walk around our 26 acre nature reserve taking in our specially created wild bird food crop. See the haven we have created for wildlife, with open grassland and woodland alongside the River Ashburn. This unique nature reserve is not normally open to the public. Current […]

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Full Moon Walk

Thurs 24th June 2021 – 7:30pm Join us for an evening walk around our 26 acre nature reserve. See the haven we have created for wildlife, with open grassland and woodland alongside the River Ashburn. This unique nature reserve is not normally open to the public. Current walks are socially distanced and led by Barn […]

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No Reduction in Barn Owl Contamination

The latest results from the Predatory Bird Monitoring Scheme show that the UK RODENTICIDE STEWARDSHIP REGIME, introduced in 2016/17, has not (yet) reduced the exposure of Barn Owls to Rat Poison. 90% of dead Barn Owls sent in by the public in 2017 contained one or more rodenticides. The vast majority of rat poisons used […]

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Baby Barn Owl rescue

10 All-New Barn Owl Conservation Videos!

The Barn Owl Trust is proud to announce the release of 10 new instructional videos on Barn Owl conservation. These videos have been designed to give members of the public and all involved with Barn Owl conservation an invaluable visual reference source. We noticed an absence of useful Barn Owl material on YouTube. We searched […]

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30th Birthday Coffee and Cake Morning

Tues 31st JULY 2018 – 11am Join us for coffee and cake to celebrate our 30th birthday! Meet the staff and learn a little about the work of the Trust. If the weather is good we may walk around our 26 acre nature reserve, the Lennon Legacy Project. Free – Donations welcome Well behaved dogs […]

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Pete Salcombe Marathon

Pete’s Marathon Challenge!

Long-serving BOT Team Member, Pete Webb, will be taking on the Salcombe Coastal Marathon this April in aid of the Barn Owl Trust. Here’s what Pete has to say … ” This will be my first long distance event since 1990 when I took part in the Torbay Marathon. It took me four hours! Now […]

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Hal the Tawny Owl – From Rescue to Release

On the 14th June, we received a Tawny owlet from Southmoor vets. He was found in a field by a hedge near Halwell by a member of the public who took it to the vets for fear of its safety. On arrival, he was around 5 weeks old, weighing 285g and quickly got the nickname ‘Hal’. Tawny […]

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Tawny Owl Rescue

On Thurday 21st July, responding to a call from a member of the public, we collected an injured Tawny Owl from the central reservation of the A38 near Ashburton, Devon. The bird was somewhat subdued and, due to its location, we suspect it had collided with a vehicle. Sadly this is not uncommon. Major roads are a significant […]

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Main Aviary Demolition Vol 5 [Jo Plant] 020615 (B)

New Aviary Completed!

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!

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Rescued Little Owl

Lots of New Arrivals!

Things can change very quickly around here. As recently as the beginning of last week, we only had a single owl waiting for release. That’s all changed! We were asked by Vale Wildlife Rescue in Tewkesbury, if we could help with releasing some owls. While they do sterling work with regard to rescuing and rehabilitating […]

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