Barn Owl

Introduction to the species - see BTO,   RSPB and SRSG websites
Breeding distribution -
see Bird Atlas
Protection designations Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (protected by special penalties at all times)
National survey years
- 1995-97
Monitoring method -
see Raptors: A Field Guide for Surveys and Monitoring

Annual monitoring data

Please click on the links below to access summary data. These summaries are based on SRMS regions.  Descriptions of some of the main headings reported against are provided here.


National and regional trends

Production of trends is currently limited by lack of geographic coverage and survey effort information.  Provisional trends in breeding numbers and breeding productivity have been produced for a number of study areas across Scotland.  A priority for the SRMS is to work with SRMS contributors to (i) obtain information on study area boundaries and coverage and (ii) assess representatives of coverage through matching information from Bird Atlas 2007-11 data with the aim of producing both national and regional trends in the future.

Local Barn Owl studies & projects

NamePeriodMain observerOther observersOrganisation