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Welcome to the re-launch of our long awaited Gloucestershire Owl Project 2016-19
Gloucestershire Owl Conservation Project
Please spread the word if your a Gloucestershire Landowner or an active local Volunteer who enjoys supporting local wildife.
Over the last few months our conservation team have been working very hard behind the scenes in preparing the re-launch of our long awaited Gloucestershire Owl Project 2016-19.
This will be an exciting Owl Project that will run for 3years, our aim is to connect this project to would be volunteers & to local communities across the county of Gloucestershire.
Our dedicated conservation team have finalised a working plan to bring forward a very large scale Owl Project that will provide much needed support for Gloucestershire's Barn Owls, Tawny Owls, Little Owls & Kestrels.As we move forward we will report the progess of our project by creating news stories that will be backed up with images & video footage.
If you wish to support or get involved as an active team player, please give us a call on 01452 383999.
For anyone kind enough that is able offer the project a supportive donation, please (CLICK HERE)
Workshop Volunteers Wanted
If you are interested in volunteering your time & have the skills we require to make this project a real success, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We are looking for one or possibly two additional volunteers that have reasonable or good woodworking experience, full training will be provided.
With the expansion of our workshop we need help from skilled or semi skilled people that are confident using tools such as nail guns & cross cut saws, etc.
If you have any spare time on your hands and would like to offer your time, please call 01452 383999 and ask to speak to Vincent Jones.
All travelling expenses occurred will be reimbursed.
Please get in touch & become part of a great Conservation team at the Barn Owl Centre.
Gloucestershire's Owl Box Project - 2015
8th June 2015
Gloucestershire's Owl Box Project
Gloucestershire Owls will be receiving a huge housing boost from the Barn Owl Centre in the form of 50 new Owl Boxes.
To help fund this important Owl Box project for Barn Owls, Tawny Owls & Little Owls, with Kestrels included, funding will come from the small amount of profit we accumulated from the sale of our Owl Boxes that we distributed UK wide.
During the 2nd half of 2015 & in preparation of this years winter months, our conservation team will be out & about visiting landowners across Gloucestershire to install 50 additional Owl Boxes free of charge.
The aim of our project will be to provide important housing to support this year's young Owlets when they disperse to new locations of our local countryside. In addition, this will create many additional nest sites for breeding Owls during the 2016 season & onwards.
News updates with images will follow on as this important Owl Project moves forward.
Additional support is always a great help to aid such an exciting Owl Box Project.
If you can help with a kind donation, please Donate Here
2015 - Great News for Gloucestershire Barn Owls, Little Owls, Tawny Owls & Kestrels
2nd January 2015
Added support given to Gloucestershire Owls & Kestrels
Following on from a very successful 2014 breeding season, the Barn Owl Centre is pleased to announce that it will be joining forces with the newly formed Gloucestershire Barn Owl Monitoring Group (GBOMP). Our dedicated conservation team will assist in what ever way we can.
For 2015 onwards, additional projects sites within the Gloucestershire Countryside, this will be created to provide an important boost to the number of important breeding sites for Barn Owls, Little Owls, Tawny Owls & Kestrels.
To get involved or to find out more, please call the Barn Owl Centre's Conservation Team on 01452 383999 or visit this link to GBOMP's WEBSITE.
For up to date news on how this important work moves forward, please visit our active Twitter Pages
Barn Owl Centre helps PTS rescue a Bird of Prey
13th November 2014
We were called out today to help rescue a male Sparrowhawk trapped in a building owned by PTS Plumbing, Gloucester.
Other organisations were contacted by PTS but sadly no help was offered even though they were national organisations.
Being a small local Rescue Charity we arrived to site very quickly & the Sparrowhawk was quickly rescued & released successful back to the wild by the branch manager Ian Riliey
Well done PTS Plumbing Supplies - Gloucester for taking the time to help a trapped Sparrowhawk.
IN MEMORY OF OUR BELOVED BARN OWL & FOUNDER 'GYZMO'
Due to a recent & complicated illness, which we thought he was getting over, Gyzmo all of a sudden took a turn for the worst & went downhill. It is with a massive amount of sadness that we have to announce that this well loved Barn Owl, our closest ever friend, gently fell asleep in our hands on the morning of 7th June 2014 at 1.30am. Typing this with tears is hard
Gloucestershire Wild Barn Owls 2014
21st May 2014
Nest Box 2 - Contained a brood of 5 Barn Owlets & 1 adult female
Nest Box 3 - Contained a female Mandarin Duck on 4 eggs
Nest Box 4 - Contained a brood of 6 Barn Owlets & one adult female
Nest Box 5 - Contained a brood of 5 Barn Owlets & one adult female.
All adults were ringed, one adult was already ringed & due to age of the young, only 5 Owlets were rung, which means a revisit is required. The Mandarin Duck was also ringed.
Looking at other data coming in from around the UK, it looks like Barn Owl numbers will increase significantly this year!!! Looking forward to visiting more nest boxes & hearing about the results from others who also work to support Barn Owls.
Image seen here was taken as a record of a brood of 6 Barn Owlets from Nest Box 4. Beautiful aren't they & yes they are true wild Barn Owlets & not captive bred Barn Owlets which is very important!
Barn Owl Centre adds 1 new trustee to charity
10th May 2014
Exciting times ahead with a new trustee now added to the Barn Owl Centre.
On the evening of Thursday 8th May 2014, an important meeting was held to add an additional trustee.
Barn Owl Manors now off to Malaysia
9 July 2013
Barn Owl Manors attract international interest
The Barn Owl Centre are pleased to announce that we have won an international contract with a Malaysian Company, this was to supply & ship over to Malaysia, two of our super sized Barn Owl Manors.
Barn Owl Centre Documentary
7 March 2006
The Barn Owl Centre are please to provide web viewers & supporters with a televised recording of a programme called "Heart of the Country" This outlinings just some of the problems we as a charity have to deal with regarding the captive breeding of Barn Owls as Pets.