Saturday, March 17, 2007

Barn Owl Project, Ireland

Hello everybody. I’m very pleased to announce the Irish Barn Owl Conservation Project is under new management as of 1st April. I have been informed today, that my application for the position has been successful. The former project officer is beginning a Ph.D. study of the factors which are contributing to the decline of this species in Ireland. I shall be seeking volunteers throughout Ireland to contribute to a full national census, as well as welcoming individual sitings. First indications appear to show a decline of 75% or thereabouts over the last ten years. I will give more precise figures as they become available.

Should anyone require any advice on Barn Owls, please feel free to contact me on my personal email address at Or at BirdWatch Ireland. In the meantime here’s a picture of one, borrowed from Flikr photo’s. I’d also like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a “Happy Saint Patricks Day”!

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Blogger Crimbo said...


Well done Dave, i alway's said you were a bit barny!!!

5:39 PM  
Blogger Davy said...

Nice one Crimbo, you were the first here mate, Fair Play!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Maalie said...

I hope you find some very pretty volunteers!

11:38 PM  
Blogger Davy said...

Me too! I've already got one that wants to meet for a coffee... Calls herself "Starling"... She's just reported an active site for me in Killkenny.

9:45 AM  
Blogger TCA said...

FAMTASTIC picture!


12:38 AM  

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