We are proud to be a 100% volunteer-run charity

We have grown to house over 40 birds of prey at our Centre, our doors opened as a charity to the first owl in 2012 and we have continued to grow ever since. No matter where an animal has come from they receive our dedicated time and attention. Domestic birds also receive training if needed or are re-homed, whilst wild birds are given a safe space to recover before release.

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a bit about Our Background

Avon owls started as a family organisation in 2008, I started taking in rescues and housed them in custom built aviaries in my garden as I couldn't turn them away, however I soon realised it was growing too fast. Word quickly spread of my work so I needed to think bigger.

After some looking, a piece of land became available. After lots of work, planning and meetings, the Avon Owls Centre for the rescue of birds of prey was formed and developed into a registered charity.  A huge fundraising campaign was launched urging members of the public to help and get involved. We raised funds to the tune of £35000 and built the owl Centre that stands today.

I have always worked with the birds and have never taken a wage, any money made by them, went back into them
— -Darren Jenkins (Founder of Avon Owls)
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Avon Owls works very hard to maintain these four key principles, with each one just as important as the other. They make a strong foundation for the building blocks needed to give all the birds in our care the security and stability they need to thrive and be happy.

Rescue - We open our doors to Ex-pets, abused animals, injured wild birds and abandoned chicks.

 Rehabilitate - All birds receive dedicated time attention & training if needed (domestic only) to ensure they recover both mentally & physically.

 Rehome - Birds that are able to be re-homed are found suitable knowledgeable homes that are vetted. The birds best interest is paramount to us.

Release - Any wild bird of prey brought into our care is always released back into the wild once it has recovered & is strong enough, this is a very rewarding part of what we do.

“The owl,” he was saying, “is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing?”
— M.J. Rose

Are you concerned about the welfare of a Wild Bird of Prey ?

Is the bird stuck in a tree or trapped in a building and cannot or will not leave - Call us on 01934 823883

alternatively 'Click here' to contact us .

Please describe the size of the bird, the body colour, the eye colour, any obvious injuries or damage, any other distinguishing features.

Describe where the bird was found, under what circumstances and where it is currently located.

We will then make every effort to go and retrieve it and bring it back to our Centre.