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Barn owl conservation handbook : a comprehensive guide for ecologists, surveyors, land managers and ornithologists

Author: Barn Owl Trust (Great Britain)
Publisher: Exeter : Pelagic, ©2012.
Series: Conservation Handbooks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of the conservation of Barn Owls. Written by the Barn Owl Trust, this book includes in-depth information on Barn Owl survey techniques, relevant ecology, Barn Owls and the law, mortality, habitat management, use of nest boxes and barn Owl rehabilitation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barn Owl Trust (Great Britain)
ISBN: 1907807349 9781907807343
OCLC Number: 860506248
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 395 pages, [32] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Part One --
The owls; 1.2 Part Two --
The British Barn Owl population; 1.3 Part Three --
Barn Owl conservation in the UK; 1.4 The European perspective; 2 Ecological issues; Box 2.1 Quick guide; 2.1 Part One --
Barn Owl niche, adaptations and foraging; Box 2.2 Barn Owl flight characteristics; 2.2 Part Two --
Barn Owl prey species and how to encourage them; 2.3 Part Three --
Barn Owl ranges, sedentary lifestyle and sites. 2.4 Part Four --
The Barn Owl's annual cycle2.5 Part Five --
Barn Owl population dynamics; Box 2.3 Risks faced by individual Barn Owls; 2.6 The European perspective; 2.7 Recommended reading; 3 Legal considerations; Box 3.1 Quick guide; 3.1 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981; 3.2 Nest sites and roost sites --
the current limitations of legal protection; 3.3 Licences to disturb nesting Barn Owls; 3.4 Legal aspects of the erection of nestboxes; 3.5 Legal aspects of the inspection/surveying of potential nest/roost sites; 3.6 Relevant Health and Safety Law. 3.7 Legal aspects of building works or tree felling/surgery3.8 Legal aspects of wild owl capture, care and rehabilitation; 3.9 Legal aspects of keeping permanently captive owls; 3.10 The release of captive Barn Owls; 3.11 Legal aspects of the possession of dead owls, eggs, feathers etc.; 3.12 Legal aspects of nest photography, filming, nest cameras for viewing live action, microphones and nest lighting; 3.13 Legal duties of Local Authorities; 3.14 The European perspective; 3.15 Further information; 4 Barn Owl surveys; Box 4.1 Quick guide. 4.1 Part One --
An introduction to surveys: what works and what does notBox 4.2 The perfect way to start a Barn Owl project; 4.2 Part Two --
Practical aspects of using the 'three-step survey method'; Box 4.3 Sample interview questions; Box 4.4 Site-search equipment; Box 4.5 Health and Safety aspects of searching of potential roost/nest sites; 4.3 Part Three --
Identifying and interpreting the signs of Barn Owl presence; 4.4 Part Four --
Recording and reporting survey information; Box 4.6 Sample record form for Barn Owl sightings; 4.5 The European perspective. 5 Foraging habitat --
creation and managementBox 5.1 Quick guide; 5.1 Part One --
An introduction to Barn Owl habitat; 5.2 Part Two --
Barn Owl habitat requirements; 5.3 Part Three --
The importance, creation and management of potential foraging habitats; 5.4 Part Four --
Agri-environment grant schemes; 5.5 Part Five --
The value of rough grassland in helping biodiversity; 5.6 The European perspective; Box 5.2 Recommended reading and useful contacts; 6 Nestboxes and other Barn Owl accommodation; Box 6.1 Quick guide; 6.1 Part One --
Essential background information. 6.2 Part Two --
Where and when to erect Barn Owl nestboxes.
Series Title: Conservation Handbooks.
Responsibility: Barn Owl Trust.

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