The latest news and events from the Barn Owl Trust.

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For news of our wild Barn Owls in Cornwall, please see Nestcam Diary 2019.

Courses Barn Boess Survey

Barn Owl Trust courses for ecologists and planners

We offer 2 different one-day courses: Barn Owl Ecology, Surveys and Signs (BOESS) – a one-day foundation course covering Barn Owl ecology, legislation, surveying and basic mitigation. Typically run twice in February, July and November. Advanced Barn Owl Surveying and Mitigation (ABOSM) – for previous attendees of BOESS, our advanced course covers surveying, mitigation, and report preparation in […]

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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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Countryfile Feb 19

BOT on Countryfile

The Barn Owl Trust was featured on Countryfile’s ‘Winter Special’ on Sunday 10th February. A days filming in January was condensed into a concise 7.5 minute piece where presenter Steve Brown talked to David (our Head of Conservation) about what Barn Owls need to get them through the winter. Following the programme our website had […]

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Barn Owl Webcam Nestcam Screenshot 8th February 2019

Nestcam Diary 2019

To watch our wild Barn Owl webcams, please go to WildlifeTV and click the Barn Owl photo for Barncam or Nestcam. Wildlife TV kindly provides the cameras and live footage free to the Trust. About our owl cams.   February 2019 8th – in a miraculous stroke of genius, Paul (Colin’s tech guy) somehow managed to sort out the streaming, so everyone should […]

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Winter Bird Walk

Thursday 17th January 2019 – 10:00am Join us for a walk around around the Lennon Legacy Project land to see and hear the winter birds. Suggested donation per person: £8 (Friends of BOT £5). Refreshments included. Dogs welcome on a lead. Please contact the office to book (essential). ‘Barn Owl Heaven’ – The Lennon Legacy Project (LLP) […]

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Hen Harrier Over Winter Bird Crop LLP Wildlife Diary February 2019

Wildlife Diary 2019

  February 2019 The month started with several centimetres of snow and sub-zero temperatures. Half an hour’s observation at the bird crop on the morning of the 1st saw all birds keeping very low, flying infrequently and feeding voraciously. Numbers counted included 50+ Linnet, 10++ Reed Bunting, 5+ Goldfinch and 5+ Chaffinch, though it felt like […]

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Distribution Uk Survey Map

Report Your Barn Owl Sighting

Over 7,000 people have reported more than 13,000 Barn Owl sightings on our Barn Owl Survey UK website. Launched in 2014, the site provides the opportunity to log records of Barn Owls, dead or alive, anywhere in the UK. Users can create a unique log-on so they can go back and add to their records and […]

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Conservation Days

Practical conservation work with the Barn Owl Trust. Make a Difference! Get involved and help the Conservation Team with practical work in our wildlife haven managed for Barn Owls. Next events:  Wednesday 9th January 2019 Tuesday  5th February Wednesday 6th March 10am – 4pm

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Rat Poison Rodenticide Neosorexa On Farm

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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