About the map
Each of the brown owl icons shown on the map represents an individual barn owl sighting. The map is powered by Google Maps so adding a sighting is simple as the map allows you to zoom in and pinpoint an accurate location.
The data collected will be used by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust staff to help inform the direction of our efforts for barn owls in the county. Any personal details you supply such as name and email address will be stored on our secure database and not shared with any third parties. The details of your sighting may be shared with Local Records Centre’s within Yorkshire and the British Trust for Ornithology, who oversee the national barn owl monitoring programme. The data will also be made available via the National Biodiversity Network https://data.nbn.org.uk/.
Submit your own
If you have been lucky enough to spot a barn owl, please let us know by marking your sighting on the map. If you are regularly seeing the same owl please only mark it once on the map and make a note in the comments section to tell us that you regularly see this bird. Your records will help us identify opportunities to target action in terms of providing nest boxes and creating or improving habitat for Yorkshire’s barn owls.