Informing best practice for mitigation and enhancement measures for barn owls

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Report No. 692
Author(s): Henrietta Pringle, Gavin Siriwardena and Mike Toms
Published: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908581-72-3
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Publisher: British Trust for Ornithology


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.