Informing best practice for mitigation and enhancement measures for Barn Owls

Author(s): Henrietta Pringle, Gavin Siriwardena and Mike Toms

Published: February 2017   Issue No.: 692

Publisher: British Trust for Ornithology Pages: 34pp

ISBN: 978-1-908581-72-3

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Using the BTO’s ring-recovery database we have been able to analyse dispersal movements, with the aim of providing insight into Barn Owl movements in the UK. The results of this work suggest that new, high-quality habitat aimed at mitigating negative effects of HS2 on Barn Owls should be located between 3 km and 15 km away from the railway route, depending on the importance placed on minimising juvenile, as opposed to adult, mortality.
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