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Barn Owl peering through leaves

PROTECT
THE
 BARN OWL

Irish Name: Scréachóg reilige

Scientific name: Tyto alba

Bird Family: Owls

The Barn Owl Project

We are a small group working to conserve the barn owl by engaging local groups in driving conservation efforts across Ireland.

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About The Project

The Barn Owl Project was set up in January 2019 to help with conservation of Barn Owls in Ireland. The founder of the project, John Carrig, is a published wildlife photographer and has been involved in wildlife conservation and rescue for many years. John now holds the position of Director of The Barn Owl Project.

The main problems facing Barn Owls in Ireland are secondary poisoning, lack of nest sites, and road collisions (the biggest).

The project works on many fronts locating unregistered nest sites so the juveniles can be ringed and documented.

 

We educate by giving school/community talks, and working with farmers and landowners on how to promote Barn Owls in their areas.

 

We work with like-minded organisations on rewilding and habitat renewal.  Setting up groups in each county to drive the project is one of our key goals.

 

We hope, in time, to emulate and collaborate with The Barn Owl Trust in the UK.

 

 

 

                  

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Upcoming Projects 

: Identifying priority areas for Barn Owl

  Conservation in Ireland

: Radio Tracking 

: Survival of Soft Released Barn Owls

: Barn Owl Pellet Study

: Barn Owl Info Booklet

: Farm Management Plan 

 

 

Barn Owl perched hunting

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The founder of the project ,

John Carrig, is a published wildlife photographer and has been involved in wildlife conservation and rescue for many years. John now holds the position of Director of The Barn Owl Project.

 

                   

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