Our  Mission and Aims


Through our efforts in Rehabilitation, Conservation and Education we will demonstrate our passion for the natural environment and seek to encourage others to value the natural world we all share.


Rehabilitation– we will provide the best possible care for injured and abandoned owls, seeking wherever possible to achieve recovery, rehabilitation and release back into the wild.

Conservation – we will engage in conservation initiatives of our own and support others in their conservation work.

Education – we will use our facilities and knowledge to provide an educational experience for all our guests and visitors. We will take our education out into the community to schools, colleges and other institutions.

Research – we will participate in, or collaborate with, research projects undertaken by other individuals and organisations when opportunities arise.

Community – we will engage with and support appropriate groups & organisations within the local community.

Environment – we will constantly seek to minimise our impact on the environment.


We are always proud to receive awards for the work we do at The Screech Owl Sanctuary. They reflect the dedication and determination of our small team.

Cornwall Tourism Awards

The 2017/18 Cornwall Tourism Awards  were an incredible event for us this year. For the third year running we won the Gold Award for Best Small Visitor Attraction in Cornwall and for the second time an Award for Access and Inclusivity, this time a silver. But the biggest surprise for us was that we won the Winner or Winners Award.  We were overwhelmed to receive this award, thank you.

The Access and Inclusivity Award is for all businesses in Cornwall that provide inclusive tourism experiences for all visitors, with an emphasis on meeting the needs of those with mobility issues or physical and sensory access needs.

The Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award is for visitor attractions with fewer than 75,000 visitors a year, including those that offer pre-booked tickets, museums and galleries, churches and cathedrals, interpretation centres, theme parks, historic houses, gardens, country parks, heritage railways and castles.  It recognises those businesses which offer visitors an exceptional standard of service and an outstanding, memorable experience.

South West Tourism Excellence Awards

As winners in the Cornwall Tourism Awards we were nominated the 2017/18 South West Tourism Awards where we were competing against businesses from: Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly; Devon & Dorset; Bristol, Bath & Somerset; Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We were overjoyed to win the Gold Award for Best Small Visitor Attraction in the South West for the second year running in this category.