MISSION

What We Do

The Volunteers

The group is run entirely by volunteers. Each volunteer is qualified, licenced and trained to enable them to monitor the boxes. This training is provided by BTO and other conservation bodies. Information gathered from monitoring is reported to and compiled by BTO. This information then forms part of national policy to further enhance the conservation of the birds that have been monitored.

Before we can get to this point the volunteers construct boxes at the workshop in Aylesbury. They than establish relationships with landowners identifying potential box locations, erect the box and then begin the monitoring process.

Each of these stages requires different skills . If you think you have any of the skills or interests to help contribute towards the group please contact us.

Click HERE for information on volunteering.

The Land Owners

The Barn Owl and Kestrel are both listed under RSPB classification as Amber Status meaning they have unfavourable conservation status and are still in decline generally.

Projects such as BORG have a positive impact on populations because we are providing a safe environment to roost and breed and encourage habitat enhancements to further encourage success.

Barn Owl box charged at £75, all others boxes £40 which includes erection. All our boxes are made from exterior grade, FSC approved, hard wood ply sheets. They are subsequently treated with approved preservatives and felted. We maintain the boxes while they are on site to enhance their longevity

Click HERE for information about having boxes on your land

The Birds

Owl and raptor numbers are steadily increasing after years of decline. Projects such as this one are helping this trend. The birds we concentrate our conservation efforts on are those that often take up residency of man made boxes. These replicate the natural nest sites such as holes in trees, crevices in barns that are becoming more scarce.

The Barn Owl and Kestrel are both listed under RSPB classification as Amber Status meaning they have unfavourable conservation status and are still in decline generally.

Projects such as BORG have a positive impact on populations because we are providing a safe environment to roost and breed and encourage habitat enhancements to further encourage success.

The Boxes

We monitor Barn Owls, Kestrels, Tawny owls and Little owls. These owls and raptors normally nest in holes in trees and readily take up occupancy in the boxes we erect.

The four species we provide boxes for are Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Kestrel and Little Owl. Each box design differs to cater for that species needs. We ask landowners to contribute a sum of money towards the cost of the boxes and subsequent monitoring.

Click HERE for more info about the boxes and their birds