Welcome to the World Owl Trust

What's WOT

The World Owl Trust works on owl conservation on a global scale, and we have members in many countries around the world.

Our conservation programmes protect populations of endangered owls until their habitat has been restored. This has already been achieved for the European Eagle Owl and British Barn Owl.

The Trust is a registered charity and relies heavily on the generous donations it receives from our members, supporters and visitors to the Centre. We also run a popular owl adoption scheme.

What's WOT
Become a Member

Become a Member

As a member you will become a vital part of our trust and contribute to global owl conservation

You will receive news letters and more. Please click on the link below for more information.

Adopt an Owl

Adopt an Owl

This is the ideal gift for any occasion.

Adopt the owl of your choice. Your payment will cover the cost of food for your chosen owl for one year.

Vist our on-line store.

Vist our on-line store.

Adoptions and memberships make for great gift ideas all year round.

Go to our on-line store and browse for some great gift ideas !

The World Owl Centre and Owl Collection

The World Owl Trust has closed it's World Owl Centre in Cumbria and are relocating it to a new site in the West Midlands. The ground work has already started at the new site and the architect’s plans are being finalised. We are looking forward to formally announcing further details very shortly. 

WOT has the largest collection of owls in the world and we are currently relocating the collection to temporary accommodation in various locations throughout the UK until the new World Owl Centre opens.

A selection of our owl collection is on public display at the locations below  where visitors, members and adopters will still be able to view a selection of the collection owls.

We will be updating this page with other venues when the sections containing the owls are opened to the public. So if you fancy a day out why not call in and say hello.

 

The World Owl Centre and Owl Collection

You can still visit our owl collection at the following locations

Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, Diss, Norfolk

Shorelands Wildlife Garden is located off the A140 near Diss, Shorelands is a small traditional 'Wildlife Gardens', with free-ranging waterfowl and an interesting collection of rarer species, exhibited ...in spacious themed aviaries. 

You can see seldom seen species including waders, herons, storks, cranes, parrots and hornbills.

The site is situated in attractive gardens, with large collection of hardy perennials and a variety of trees.

Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, Diss, Norfolk

Birdworld at Farnham, Surrey

Located just off the A31 near Farnham in Surrey, Birdworld is a fun family day out! The 26 acre park is home to hundreds of unusual birds, and we also have a fabulous farm, (that is also home to a pair of reindeer!) an aquarium and the wonderful Forest Lodge Garden Centre so there really is a packed day out to be had for all ages! They have a busy schedule of daily events. Brightly coloured birds, fabulous keeper talks and feeds and two amazing daily shows, the Outdoor Flying Display and the Discovery Theatre Show.

Birdworld at Farnham, Surrey

The Scottish Owl Centre

Within easy raech of the M8 at Polkemmet Country Park, the S.O.C. specialises in owls rather than raptors, because they want to portray their unique charisma and charm, which is often eclipsed beside the more dramatic hawks and falcons. They are also excellent environmental educators.

Their motto, ‘Education, Inspiration, Conservation’, reflects the hope that by bringing people face-to-face with owls in all their beauty and by increasing public knowledge of the environmental issues which affect their survival. As well as educating the public and breeding owls to increase the population of vulnerable species, they are also involved in 3 specific areas of owl conservation Kintyre Barn Owls, Philippine Eagle Owl breeding programme and an Ashy-faced Owl breeding programme

The Scottish Owl Centre

Northern Ireland - World of Owls

Based in Northern Ireland WOO has 28 birds from WOT's collection on display. The collection includes our Red KIte and Dusk from the Flying team.

The “World of Owls” at Randalstown Forest has a range of facilities that enables it to be a visitor destination for a full or half day visit. There is an indoor and outdoor display area, shop, small café, outdoor displays, walks, play area and services.

“World of Owls” facilitate different schemes in many different categories in which individuals can learn skills to help aid them gain long-term employment. We work with Jobs & Benefits, schools, colleges, universities, disability groups in providing work experience placements and training.

World of Owls is the only provider in Ireland of the vocational Lantra Award for “Falconry”.

Northern Ireland - World of Owls

West Midlands - Rodbaston Animal Zone

Within easy reach of the M6 at junction 12 the Animal Zone, at South Staffordshire College’s Rodbaston Campus, is home to around 750 animals from meerkats to monkeys, rabbits to alpacas!

Open Weekends, 10am to 4pm and every day during Term Breaks.

The Zone has a host of exciting activities  – these can include Animal Encounters, Meet the Keeper Sessions, Feeding, Craft Sessions and many more!

The Animal Zone also has an outdoor picnic and play area, indoor tea room selling a range of sandwiches, cakes and confectionery and a shop for pocket money treats. The above activities take place at various intervals throughout the day. Please note some activities will be dependent upon weather conditions.

West Midlands - Rodbaston Animal Zone

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Latest News and Events

The Trust will hold it's AGM at 1pm on 27th September 2015 at Stirk House Hotel, Gisburn, Lancashire, BB7 4LJ

If you live near Bootle in West Cumbria and fancy working for the World Owl Trust then we have a vacany for a part time book keeper at o

The World Owl Trust will be featured on BBC television's "Midlands Today" on Thursday 30th July at 1830 hours,.

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