Wildlife rehabilitation & release

Since November 1994 when we moved to our current location just off the A30 near Indian Queens, our owl hosptial has cared for many sick and injured owls from all over the South West. In the early days we also provided care and rehabilitation for other Birds of prey as well as owls, but as we have limited resources and facilities we now confine our care to just owls. Sometimes we feel just like the NHS with bed shortages, and the cost of building aviaries and enclosures has become extremely expensive.
Below is a table of the species admitted since 1994, and many of these have been released back to their former locations when fit and well

BIRD SPECIES NUMBERS
BARN OWLS 317
TAWNY OWLS 617
SHORT EARED OWLS 12
LONG EARED OWLS 2
LITTLE OWLS 3
COMMON BUZZARDS 96
KESTRELS 39
SPARROW HAWKS 40
PEREGRINES 6
HOBBYS 2
TOTAL SINCE 1994 1134

A video of a Tawny Owl release at a farm near Cardinham Woods

BARN OWL RELEASE 2013

SHORT EARED OWL RELEASE AT LAMORNA IN 2015