Cyprus: The Barn Owl project: From small beginnings to a national action plan.

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It is always rewarding to see the smile on a farmer’s face when they hear that a Barn Owl has occupied “their” nest box. Since 2015, we’ve been installing Barn Owl boxes in collaboration with farmers and farming communities with funding from the Tasso Leventis […]

Famous UK millionaire potter distorts true facts on barn owl decline

Emma Bridgewater is a famous potter who has made £millions often using British bird images on mugs pots and other ceramics she produces.

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She has now moved out to calendars with one in particular concentrating on the countryside and giving you ideas what to […]

Pesticides catastrophe: dozens of poisoning birds in the Balkans

You may think that bird species of the Least [conservation] Concern on the European Red List of Birds are not threatened because of the name of the category they are in. However, this doesn’t mean they don’t face serious, often man-made threats to their survival that must be addressed.

A White-tailed Eagle found poisoned […]

The Barn Owl is really suffering to locate food this winter

With still several weeks still to go before this winter is over Barn owls are showing signs of a shortage of food. With continuous rain and flooding even ‘Winterwatch’ claimed that even mice populations were crashing in many part of Britain. Disappointingly the presenters of this programme did not raise the connection with so […]

Pair of Barn owls produce bumper brood in Cambridgeshire

Conservationists are celebrating after barn owls nesting at a Cambridgeshire farm hatched twice as many chicks as this time last spring. Three pairs of birds at Lark Rise farm have produced 17 chicks in total and may have a second brood this summer. The UK barn owl population was hit badly last […]

Israel leads the way using Barn Owls and Kestrels to replace Rodenticides

In 2013 a male Barn Owl, with two females (bigamy) and 17 nestlings that fledged, out of the 20 eggs that were laid in an abandoned waterhole on the Judean Plain. As far as we know, this is the first documented case in Israel and perhaps in the world. The breeding cycle and the photographs […]

Save Britain’s Barn Owls Petition reaches 107,000 signatures and still climbing.

[airesizeimg src=”$-150×150$.jpg” alt=”Barn-Owls-Rung-2012″ class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-12905″ ]Most people will of course be very excited and pleased this important petition has been supported by over 100,000 signatories, and is likely to reach 120,000. However, it begs the question why two other important petitions each calling for better protection for birds of prey on moorlands where red […]

Barn owl dies after colliding and becoming trapped in Chinese lantern

Chinese (sky) lanterns



Chinese lanterns pose a threat to wildlife, livestock andother animals by causing injuries that lead to suffering and aslow painful death.


The untimely death of a Cumbrian Barn Owl

[airesizeimg src=”” alt=”Barn-Owl-Slow-Death.web” class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-13023″ ] The Slow death of a Barn Owl captured by one of our followers. Attached is a sorry sight of a dead female Barn Owl caught by the wing during the very windy weather we had endured earlier this week. I photographed the bird over the Christmas holiday which […]

Barn owls decline following freak weather which has killed thousands

Barn owls are under threat after four successive years of unusual weather, with long winters, cold springs and wet summers. Ornithologists say 2013 will be viewed as the worst year ever recorded for one of Britain’s favourite farmland birds. They fear that there are now fewer than 1,000 breeding pairs of […]

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