While we’ve all been working hard to conserve the habitat of the Barn Owl; campaigning, signing petitions, writing to MPs, and donating to environmental causes, Climate Change has turned into a “Climate Crisis” and the gradual loss of habitats and species has become a full-blown “Mass Extinction Event”.
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Climate change is happening now. If they survive, my grandchildren and yours are going to have to deal with a very different world.
October On the 9th, four volunteers from the University of Plymouth Students’ Union visited to help with some practical conservation work. They spent the day very productively, cutting back the scrub from around the solar panel arrays. On the day a Kingfisher was heard calling on the Ashburn. The Linnet flock had dropped off […]
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 […]
The State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2018 report has just been published and distributed by email to all our UK conservation contacts. The results are based on the checking of 7,190 potential nest sites by 37 independent Barn Owl projects, and ringing groups. The number of contributing groups has grown from 28 in […]
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 […]
On 22nd November 2018 wildlife artist John Walters found a ringed Barn Owl whilst out for a walk on Chudleigh Knighton Heath in south Devon. The bird was alive but too weak to fly. After taking a quick photo (right), John picked her up and brought her to the Barn Owl Trust. She weighed just […]
The Barn Owl Trust webcams are no longer available. 😥 Other Barn Owl webcams March 2019 And now for some bad news….. After 11 years of (largely successful) streaming of Nestcam and Barncam, the site we’ve been using in Cornwall is to become unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control. We thought it wiser […]
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 […]
This year the Barn Owl Trust is celebrating its 30th year as a registered charity! “Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment” Founded in 1988, we’re still a very small UK charity working very hard to conserve one of the most beautiful birds on Earth. We believe that we can reverse Barn Owl decline through education […]