By late November the vast majority of juveniles have stopped dispersing and settled into a Home Range where they'll spend the rest of their lives. Having only used a small portion whilst breeding, older birds will have already re-discovered the full extent of their Home Range typically covering up to 5,000 hectares. During periods of cold weather, especially frosty nights, small mammals become more diurnal and Barn Owls are more likely to be seen hunting in daylight. Please report all sightings!
Please report all Barn Owl nests, roost sites, and sightings (dead or alive), anywhere in the UK. Thanks.
- Step One – please check through the quick Owl Identification Guide - just to make sure the bird you saw really was a Barn Owl. Pellet identification and owl sounds included.
- Step Two – complete our one-page survey form.
- Step Three – create your own log-on to make your future reporting even quicker and view your submissions.