What You Need To Know About Owls.

Have you found an owl or bird of prey?

Each year the North Wales Bird Trust receives a huge number of owls, hawks and falcons requiring remedial care. Many have been shot, caught in traps, entangled in barbed wire, poisoned by toxic chemicals, hit by cars, collided with power lines or orphaned.

With the help of our staff and veterinarians these birds are cared for until they are capable of returning to their natural environment.

If you have found an owl or bird of prey, get in touch with The Owls Trust as soon as possible.

Find out more below

Injured Wing

Injured Owls

What Should You Do?

If you find any injured owls or birds of prey first assess the situation to work out the best way of dealing with the situation. Please be careful! When frightened, these birds can lash out and give a nasty wound with their talons. You can contact The Owls Trust by phone to get quick advice

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Ashy Babies

Orphaned Owlets

Does This Bird Need My Help?

Many young birds disperse from their nest long before they can fly. This is refered to as “branching”. It prevents overcrowding at the nest as the chicks grow and is Nature’s way of ensuring against threats to the whole brood from predators.

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Fledglings and Nestlings

How To Check.

If you find baby birds alone on the ground or otherwise away from its nest you must first determine if, in fact, you have found a baby bird in need of assistance. Many songbird fledglings leave the nest several days before they can fly easily and the parent birds are still caring for them and watching out for their safety.

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Owls as Pets

Maybe Not…..

There is currently a very worrying trend towards keeping birds of prey, particularly owls and also large parrots as “pets”. In most cases these birds make terrible “pets”…….!

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Bird Extinctions

Why This Is Happening.

As symbols of freedom birds have long inspired man and captivated his imagination. Now, due to loss of habitat, persecution and pesticide use, a great number of these beautiful creatures are struggling to survive.

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the owls trust - how we use your money

EVERY PENNY you contribute through donations or adoptions is SPENT ON THE OWLS

Adopt one of our Owls

  • adopt an howell, north wales bird trust, the owls trust, www.theowlstrust.org


    Howell is one of a kind. He is a single species.
    Some owls, like the Scops Owls, have over 40 different species throughout the world. Not so with Howell, the Northern Hawk Owl. He has the eyes of a hawk, the long tail and the mean brow of a hawk. He even has the stripey T-shirt of a hawk. But Howell is an owl. He has the specialized facial disc of an owl and the feather taloned boots of an owl.

  • adopt an owl woodii, north wales bird trust, the owls trust, www.theowlstrust.org


    Woodii is from Africa and she lives in the woods. With her dense bronze and red tones highlighted with heart shaped white spots, she really does wear her heart on her sleeves.

  • wyddfa-1


    Our gorgeous male Snowy Owl, Wyddfa, is a really handsome chap. He is usually very placid and calm but in the Spring breeding season he can be very fierce in protecting his territory and his mate.

  • Wallace 1


    Despite the name, Wallace is definitely a girl. (It is quite hard to tell boys from girls when they are tiny bundles of white fluff).