Cam Valley Wildlife Group Barn Owl project aims and objectives
Project Leader: Andre Fournier
Project aims: To improve the status of Barn Owls in the Cam Valley Wildlife Group area.
Carrying out surveys in our area in order to monitor population changes
Increasing breeding opportunities by putting up nest boxes in suitable sites and areas
Encouraging Landowners to manage the habitat appropriately
Safeguarding nest sites by regular monitoring
Inspecting nest boxes to establish breeding success levels
Maintaining good relationships with landowners and keeping them informed of progress
Feeding survey results into local and national recording schemes such as Bristol & Somerset Environmental Records Centres, Hawk and Owl Trust, Barn Owl Trust, County Bird Recorders and Natural England.
What we have achieved:
When we started the project, Barn Owls were thought to be extinct as a breeding species in the area, but our project has been successful in turning this right around and we now have a healthy population. To read about the history of the project, what we have achieved and the 2016 report, please follow the links opposite.
How to get involved:
Contact Andre, the project leader on 01761 418153
Drawing: Barn Owl in flight by Ann Mead – not to be reproduced without permission.
This project outline can be downloaded here.