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Tawny Owl reporting

Posted 18 Jan 2019

Evidence suggests that our Tawny Owl population is falling and it might be that we are losing them from our towns and cities. Taking part in the BTO’s Tawny Owl Calling Survey will help make this clearer.

Tawny Owls are very difficult to monitor, as they live their lives during the hours of darkness, so we often hear them rather than see them. The BTO want people to listen for the distinctive ‘hoot’ calls of the males and sharp ‘kee-wick’ of the females. Anyone can take part and the BTO website has a series of Tawny Owl recordings for people to familiarize themselves with the various calls.

If you want to know more about owls the BTO have a good section on their website which is really informative, to read more and be able to listen to the different owl calls just go to this page: Learn about owls

If you want to provide a home for an owl and you have identified the species we have the following Owl Boxes for Tawny Owls, Barn Owls and Little Owls. We also have Owl Boxes with Cameras fitted.

by Simon Byland