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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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Courses Barn Boess Survey

Barn Owl Trust courses for ecologists and planners

NEW DATES ADDED Our next training courses will take place on Thursday 16th – Friday 17th November and Tuesday 21st – Thursday 23rd November 2017 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, […]

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WOC 2017 Assen Ignatov (2)

World Owl Conference 2017

The World Owl Conference (WOC) 2017 took place in Evora, Portugal between the 26th and 30th September this year. The last WOC was held in Groningen, Holland in 2007 so we were delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with Owl researchers, ornithologists and conservationists from around the world again after ten years. The […]

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Christmas Wreaths

Festive Wreath Making Workshop

Tuesday 12th DECEMBER 2017 – 2:30pm or 7:30pm Make your own festive wreath and enjoy mince pies and cream in our Meeting Room. Suggested minimum donation* per person: £10 (Friends of BOT £6). Basic craft materials provided – please bring extra sparkle! Refreshments included: mince pies and cream, a choice of hot and cold drinks. Family […]

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Draw Ticket 2017

Win a unique ‘Owl Experience’!

Each year we hold a Charity Prize Draw, the winners are picked in December – All proceeds support our work – ‘Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment’. Our 2017 Grand Draw tickets are now on sale. Tickets are £5 for a book of five tickets. Make a donation for yours (please tell us it’s for the Draw), support our […]

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Roe Deer In The LLP LLP Wildlife Diary August 2017

Wildlife Diary 2017

November 2017 The Belted Galloways that came in on 20th October for some late autumn grazing had found the River Ashburn at the cattle drink by the 3rd November. Unfortunately, their activity in the river seems to have played a role in blocking the abstraction system. This was easily rectified however, with the system being […]

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Male Barn Owl entering nestbox screenshot

Nestcam Diary 2017

To see our live Barn Owl webcams please go to WildlifeTV and click the Barn Owl photo for Barncam or Nestcam. Wildlife TV kindly provides the cameras and images free to the Trust. November 2017 24th – an unringed, presumed female Barn Owl visited the barn last night and spent some time checking out the inside of the nestbox. 7th – rather […]

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Swimming Barn Owl

Swimming Barn Owl

This unique footage of a swimming Barn Owl came to us from our Spanish friend Iñigo. During the heat wave in southern Spain at the beginning of August this breeding male took a dip in a neighbouring swimming pool. Unfortunately for the owl the steep sides of the pool meant that he couldn’t climb out. […]

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