First, we need to find a Grid-reference for the roost or nest site. Enter the nearest town, village or postcode below and click Locate to find this on the map. Navigate to the location (zoom in / out with your mouse scroll wheel or the + / - buttons and drag the map to move it).
Click on the map to mark the exact spot and the grid-reference will be added below.
Town / Locality
Place Name *
If place name is unknown, please enter nearest known place name (near ...)
Approximate Date Last Roosted/Nested
day... 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
month... Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
* year... 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 today yesterday
If you have observed this roost or nest site for some time please enter the time period of observation (e.g May 2008 to Winter 2012/13)
What have you seen? You can select more than one and at least one selection is required. * Note: If you are reporting a random sighting of a Barn Owl please use our Random Sighting Survey Form.
Your Observations Nest (one or more eggs or young seen)
Regular roost site (more than 10 pellets seen)
Occasional roost site (fewer than 10 pellets)
Barn Owl flying in/out of potential roost/nest site
Barn Owl flying into potential nest site carrying food
Young heard repeatedly calling for food
What sort of site is it? (please select one):
Site Type * please choose... Traditonal agricultural building 'Dutch' barn or modern-type agricultural building Mix of the two Tree hole / tree hollow Other (please describe)
describe 'other' or give further details...
In relation to the place containing the nest or roost, are you the:
Property please choose... Owner Tennant You 'just keep an eye on it' Other (please state)
Is there a Barn Owl Nestbox at this site?
Nestbox please choose... Yes No Unknown
Your details Please enter your details below:
Title Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, Dr, etc.
First Name *
Last Name *
Once you are satisfied with the information you have provided, please click Submit:
By submitting records you are confirming your agreement with the statement below:
Data sharing and confidentiality
The exact location of nests and roost sites will not be published. Barn Owl distribution maps for the general public show only shaded 2km squares or larger. Barn Owl site data may be passed on to the National Biodiversity Network (NBN), County Bird Recorders/British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and trusted people engaged in Barn Owl conservation at the Barn Owl Trust's discretion.
Tick if you definitely want us to send your records to NBN and BTO.
Your contact details will be held by the Barn Owl Trust on a secure database and will not be passed on to any third party, except in the case of sites where there is a clearly identifiable conservation need, then your name, email address and phone number may be passed on to trusted Barn Owl workers. You can read our full Data Protection and Retention Policy at