The short-eared owl is a ground-nesting species which breeds in open areas such as moorlands and grasslands. It has one of the widest distributions of any bird species, occurring in all continents except Australia and Antarctica.
The long-eared owl, also known as the northern long-eared owl, is a species of owl which breeds in Europe, Asia, and North America.
The Barn Owl has benefited from conservation efforts, in particular the provision of nest boxes, and its population has increased since the last national survey. There may now be as many as 10,000 pairs breeding across Britain & Ireland.
The Tawny Owl is probably our most familiar species of owl, found in wooded habitats across Britain. The species is absent from Ireland, underlining its sedentary habits and reluctance to cross large bodies of water.