The latest news and events from the Barn Owl Trust.

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For news of our wild Barn Owls in Cornwall, please click Nestcam Diary 2018.

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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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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Winter Bird Walk

22nd November  2018 – 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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Draw Tickets 2018

30th Anniversary Prize Draw

Each year we hold a Prize Draw to raise funds, this year is rather special because it’s our 30th Anniversary and we’ve had some brilliant prizes donated. Tickets are now on sale and are £5 for a book of five. Make a donation for yours (please tell us it’s for the Draw). Help Barn Owls and have a chance […]

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Barn Owl Webcam Nestcam Screenshot 7th November 2018

Nestcam Diary 2018

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.     December 2018 3rd – two Barn Owls were in the nestbox today. As far as we understand it, those using any browser other […]

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Wildlife Diary 2018

December 2018 Our Dormouse license-holding volunteer Tony checked the boxes on the 4th, making sure they were in good condition and clearing them out ready for next spring. Another nest discovered, making a total of 7 for the year, whilst a Woodcock was accidentally flushed from Corner Wood. November 2018 Quite remarkably, and despite a […]

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