Despite the pandemic and lockdown disruptions, many groups were able to monitor substantial numbers of Barn Owl nests and collectively contribute to a reliable impression of the 2020 breeding period. You can read the results, presented here in the State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2020, were poor in general, particularly in terms of […]
UK Barn Owl population
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 […]
Spring 2018 05/04/18 The first egg has been reported to us today, from a site in North Devon. This is something of a surprise after all the cold and wet weather Devon and Cornwall has experienced recently.
The State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2016 report was published in February 2017 – more details here. How did Barn Owls do in 2016? Overall, 2016 was a rather poor year for Barn Owls in the UK but with marked geographical variation. A poor year in most areas but generally better in the west of […]
In our new report: State of the UK Barn Owl Population 2015, 1,224 active nests were recorded which is 26% lower than the all-years average. Similarly the number of young found in nests was a disappointing 18% below the all-years average.
Published in February 2016 – the State Of The UK Barn Owl Population 2015 can be found on our website. How did Barn Owls do in 2015? Overall, 2015 was a poor year for Barn Owls in the UK but with marked geographical variation. Our initial impression, that Barn Owls in the west had a good year and […]
Published this week (Feb 2015) – the State Of The UK Barn Owl Population 2014 can now be found on our website. Despite winter 13-14 being the stormiest and wettest for 250 years, it was mild and therefore quite a good one for Barn Owls (except where long term flooding was an issue). An early spring […]
June 2014 After a disastrous 2013 when the Barn Owl population hit a ‘living memory’ all-time low, we are delighted that this year things are looking up. Not only are the birds breeding earlier than usual, our annual monitoring visits have so far shown larger broods than normal. As we know all too well from […]
April 2014 We all know that 2013 was an extremely poor year for Barn Owls. This prompted the Barn Owl Trust to collate results from 21 independent Barn Owl monitoring groups around the UK and pull them together. The publication ‘State Of The UK Barn Owl Population 2013‘ shows just how bad it really was, the […]