Rescuing Owls Since 1992

we rescue owls

and Birds of Prey, providing them with the care and attention they deserve


Our charity is much needed as it is one of the few organisations which will go out to rescue owls and birds of prey


We care for injured or disabled birds, releasing back in to the wild wherever possible otherwise providing them with a home should we be unable to return them to the wild.


At the trust we aim to educate the general public about Birds of Prey through our Educational and fundraising displays.


from the man himself, he knows a thing or two about birds of prey
Birds of Prey do not make good pets

Barn Owl Bill is concerned about the pesticides being used in this country, most bird of prey fatalities are due to these. He is also worried about salt poisoning. Salt poisoning occurs when members of the public put bacon rind out for the birds to eat. Often these birds are then taken as food by the birds of prey, transferring the salt into the birds. Salt makes the birds the birds thirsty and they often venture out of their safe nests when they wouldn’t normally do so, to get a drink. At this point the birds are very vulnerable and can often be killed. Although birds of prey are beautiful to look at they do not make good pets. They are hard to look after and many people cannot give them the attention they need. Often birds are abandoned after being bought with little or no knowledge about the care they require. These birds then find it difficult to return to the wild having previously been given food rather than hunting themselves. They are also less aware of the dangers they face having lived in captivity. If you see an injured bird do not attempt to rescue it yourself. Find an adult that you know – never talk to strangers – and ask them to help you. They will need to wear thick gloves as sick or injured birds can be very defensive and may try to defend themselves or escape. Place the bird in a dry cardboard box and take it to a local vet. If in the North West of England contact Barn Owl Bill for further advice.

Team Barn Owl Bill

The team that keep the BarnOwlBill Charity going
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The main man
Bill has always been a wildlife nut, from this love of animals the Barn Owl Bill Charitable trust was born
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Bill’s better half
Carole is the motor behind the Charitable trust, she keeps everything going & looks after Bill too!
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Social Expert
Laura is one of the longest serving volunteers at the Sanctuary, she also looks after all the Facebook stuff
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Chief Photographer
Alan is a volunteer at the Sanctuary who also happens to be a fantastic photographer. Visit his photography website at Visit

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