- To monitor
and record the barn owl population, sightings,
roosts and nest sights in order to help protect
and preserve them within the Mid-Cheshire sudy
area, contained generally within the bounds of
the A49 to the west, the A34 to the east, the M56
to the north and Crewe to the south.
- To assess and
record the barn owl breeding and feeding habits
throughout the study area.
- To encourage
the dispersal of juvenile barn owls within the
study area by the enhancement of owl corridors
- To conduct
research into barn owl activities and dispersal
in the study area.
- To increase
the public awareness of the barn owl as an
endangered and legally protected species and the
need to conserve and improve it's habitat in the
area by way of talks and discussions with local
organisations and displays at local countryside
events throughout the County.
- To co-operate
and liase with other national and local
ornithological, the Cheshire Wildlife Trust and
local authorities in the recording and
improvement of habitats within the study area.
- To provide a
forum for discussion and action for people
willing to assist on the conservation of the barn
owl in Mid Cheshire.
Group meetings are
held on the last Thursday of every month at 7.30pm at
Lower Moss Wood.
are also held during the summer months including visits
to reserves, various forms of field work and social
encouraged to assist with field survey work, the placing
of barn owl boxes in suitable locations, attendance at
agricultural shows etc. with general advice and
instruction being available for these activities.
Members will be
required to pay an annual membership fee as described in the membership application form.
It should be noted
that a Confidentiality Protocol will be observed
regarding certain barn owl information.