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Barn owls in Northern Ireland

Barn owls in Northern Ireland

Why we need your help

The barn owl is one of our most iconic species but sadly one of our most endangered, with fewer than 50 breeding pairs left in Northern Ireland.
In the last few years, we have identified four active barn owl nest sites. Sadly, in 2014 and in 2018, two of those were lost – one when weather downed a tree and one due to a road traffic accident – causing our tiny barn owl population to plummet.
Without your help, barn owls face an uncertain future in Northern Ireland.
With your help we can:
     * request and record more nest locations
     * provide new homes for barn owls
     * secure existing nest sites
     * improve foraging habitat
     * up-skill volunteers to survey and monitor barn owls

Barn owls are in trouble in NI and need your help to survive

Unfortunately, the future of this iconic creature is in peril, with less than 30 to 50 breeding pairs estimated to be left in Northern Ireland. Extreme weather conditions, loss of suitable foraging and nesting habitat, combined with the build-up of toxins from consuming poisoned prey have all taken their toll. Without urgent help, barns owls could be lost forever.

Your donation could help provide much-needed homes for barn owls and skill-up more volunteers to help monitor these endangered birds.


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Supporters

May 22, 2020

Lesa

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

May 17, 2020

Aodhan O'Kane

Good luck with your appeal

5.00
(plus 1.25 giftaid)

May 03, 2020

James Rob

A gift from James Rob

5.00

Feb 09, 2020

Anonymous


Jan 16, 2020

Anonymous

A barn owl flew through our garden one evening in February 2017, one of the most beautiful and ghostly things I've ever seen. I phoned the UW number in the magazine and emailed but had no response.

25.00

Dec 14, 2019

Anonymous

10.00
(plus 2.50 giftaid)

Dec 10, 2019

Tim Hodnett

100.00
(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Dec 09, 2019

Douglas Rankin

Do you need any more volunteers? douglas.rankin78@gmail.com

35.00
(plus 8.75 giftaid)

Dec 04, 2019

liz glenn


Dec 04, 2019

Alastair

50.00
(plus 12.50 giftaid)

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Total raised so far

12,502.00

Total plus Gift Aid 12,798.75

Direct donations

1,470.00

Raised offline 11,032.00

Fundraising pages

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