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North West England

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Go to the Postcode to 10 km square converter to find your 10 km square.

Understanding the maps

Barn Owl habitat suitability mapBroadly, the different colours represent the following:

Red – Landscape very suitable for Barn Owls. 
The provision of
nestboxes is the main priority. Foraging habitat should be improved if nesting success is low (less than 3 young per pair).

Cream – Landscape quite suitable for Barn Owls. 
The provision of
foraging habitat is the main priority. Nestboxes should be provided where foraging habitat is above average or being created.

Blue – Landscape generally unsuitable for Barn Owls.
The altitude/
habitat/winter climate determine the area to be largely unsuitable for Barn Owls. However, if Barn Owls are already present, encourage as much as possible with the creation of foraging habitat and nestboxes.

Yellow Hatched Areas – Motorways and dual carriageways. No nestboxes should be erected within 1km of major roads unless the road is screened by hedges or continuous tree lines immediately adjacent to the road surface.

Also displayed on the maps are landscape features to help you identify your location/study area. These are:
Blue lines – Rivers and canals
Black lines – Minor roads