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November 2013Water Trough Hazard Barn Owl Drowned

If you have a water trough, water butt, or even just a horse water bucket – a Barn Owl could easily drown in it. Please make it safe – it’s very easy to do.

Here’s how: How to Prevent Drowning including instructions to make a purpose-made float for your water troughs.

It is a sad fact that around 6% of all reported Barn Owl deaths are birds found dead in farm cattle troughs and similar steep sided deep water containers. Our free leaflet explains why Barn Owls are sometimes found dead in water and gives easy to follow DIY instructions on how to make a simple float that will help to prevent such deaths.

If you see a Barn Owl in the UK, dead or alive, you can record your sighting on-line at