By mid-December most young Barn Owls will have stopped dispersing and started establishing a home range. Winter is often a time of hardship when weather conditions deteriorate and small mammal abundance declines. It is consequently the time that most adult mortality occurs, particularly in the late winter period.
Please report all Barn Owl nests, roost sites, and sightings (dead or alive), anywhere in the UK. Thanks.
- Step One – please check through the quick Owl Identification Guide - just to make sure the bird you saw really was a Barn Owl. Pellet identification and owl sounds included.
- Step Two – complete our one-page survey form.
- Step Three – create your own log-on to make your future reporting even quicker and view your submissions.