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PROTECT
THE
 BARN OWL

Irish Name: Scréachóg reilige

Scientific name: Tyto alba

Bird Family: Owls

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Nest Boxes Up

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of confirmed sites

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Earth for Us to Protect

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.

                    Our team members are

 Bird of prey specialist Alessandra Oliveto (vet nurse and environment manager) who has been involved in conservation and rehabilitation of birds of prey all over the world, she's is member of the IUCN - CEM (Comission on Ecosystem management ), and our soft release manager Dan Doorhy who has been involved in helping Barn Owls make a comeback in East Galway and is also conservation officer on our 600 acre soft release site.

Susan Kerwin is a licenced wildlife rehabilitator and bat specialist who founded Bat Rehabilitation Ireland (Bat Rehab Ireland) in 2019. The rescue then went on to receive charity status in 2022. Susan also specializes in birds of prey and their rehabilitation 

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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 

 

 

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

YOU CAN HELP BY REPORTING ANY BARN OWLS NEST SITES, INJURED BIRDS, SIGHTINGS OR DEAD BARN OWLS

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All the Latest Updates

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Get to Know Us

  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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