The first focused survey of Barn Owls in Westmeath was carried out by BirdWatch Ireland in 2021, with funding from the National Biodiversity Action Plan Grant Scheme from National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Housing Local Government and Heritage and Westmeath County Council. The survey identified fourteen sites occupied by Barn Owls and six successful breeding pairs in Westmeath. The survey results have informed conservation measures that were undertaken in 2022.
This article was published on: 3rd March, 2023
Filed under: Heritage