The Barn Owl Centre. A registered charity dedicated to community education, conservation and bird welfare

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Our birds and centre make the perfect setting for photographers

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All Owl & Kestrel Boxes can still be purchased through our Web Shop & our eBay Shop. If you need to call us for advice or to place an order by phone, please call 01452 383999

During the Corvid-19 Pandemic, we continue to offer & provide a 24hr telephone helpline to help those in need & to help those who find an injured or sick Owl or Bird of Prey. Please call us on 01452 383999, this number is also diverted to mobile as back up. If we miss your call, please try again or we will call you back.

The Barn Owl Centre is set in a 12 acre natural venue in the Gloucestershire countryside, we have the perfect location to photograph owls & birds of prey.

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Photography Days are by booking only & bookings need to be made by telephone. Once the booking is made, Photographers simply pay on entry. No deposit is required. Photographers with Gift Vouchers simply hand this in on their booking day.

Non Photographer guests have to pay on the day when booked in with a paying photographer.

Pay on the day of booking or buy a (Gift Voucher CLICK HERE)

For those looking for a more Private Photo Day for yourself or for a Group.
We can arrange this for a fee, seperate days can be provided outside the dates listed below. For enquiries, please call us on 01452 383999

 Diary Dates  Read below for further details
 March 2020  Date to be confirmed Jan 2020
 March 2020  Date to be confirmed Jan 2020
 March 2020  Date to be confirmed Jan 2020
 April 2020  Date to be confirmed Jan 2020
 April 2020  Date to be confirmed Jan 2020
 April 2020  Date to be confirmed Jan 2020
 May 2020  Date to be confirmed Jan 2020
 May 2020  Date to be confirmed Jan 2020

Further dates to be added - PLEASE READ BELOW
During the winter of 2019, important changes are being made throughout the farm to improve facilities & habitats that will benefit wildlife & visiting photographers that book into our Photography Days. Cnanges are needed as this will add so much to our environment & Photography Days going forward from Spring 2020 onwards. Habitat changes will see the return of our stunning wildlflow meadows & much more. For queries, information etc, please do not hesitate to call Vince on 01452 383999.

Prices for a 5hr Photography Day

How to book

  • Call 01452 383999 to Book.
    Bookings can only be made by telephone
    Best time to call is between 6pm & 9pm any day

During 2018 we reached our 21st year of operating Photography Days!
Dates/times above with examples of images you can capture seen below.

What does our photography day include

  • Species we work with:
    Barn Owl, Little Owl, Tawny Owl, Long Eared Owl, Eagle Owl, Kestrel, Buzzard & the Golden Eagle. (Birds listed are subject to availablity on the day)

  • Flight and Natural Stills
    With 21 years of photography experience under our belt, our days are very supportive to amatures, semi pro's & professionals. An assortment of lenses can be used to take some breathtaking images. Lens requirements can be anything from a macro lens right up to 600mm prime lenses, 70 to 200mm, 100 to 400mm or300mm are good alround lenses to bring along.

  • Privacy for Photographers during a Photo Days
    We are not open to the public during any of our Photography Days, this helps to make the day (5hrs approx and sometimes longer) very private for visiting photographers & their guests.

Information regarding your host

Your host will be Vincent Jones, Vince is the founder of the Barn Owl Centre and he is one of the charity's Trustees. Working with Vince on the day will be a small dedicated team who assist in making the Photography Day  enjoyable and successful.

Vince's experience is wide ranging when it comes to knowing the birds and their behaviour. He spearheads the charity's Barn Owl Conservation work programs, he's a professional Bird Trainer plus he is the Barn Owl Centre's in-house Photographer where his images can be viewed throughout this website. With such supportive knowledge and understanding, this simply provides all the qualifications needed to make each of our photography days successful.

The Barn Owl Centre is a great natural venue to photograph Owls and Birds of Prey in wild settings, a place where you can learn to home in on your photography skills whilst learning about the birds & their welfare.

A few example images of the birds taken on photography days

Here are just a few of the image we have taken. To see more images like this taken at the Barn Owl Centre, please click here to view our image gallery.

Peregrine Falcon

Buzzard Flight

The Barn Owl Centre is a registered charity dedicated to community education, conservation and bird welfare
Charity. No : 1097410
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