Owl Pellets for Adults

This course provides fascinating look at the diet of owls just for adults, why should the kids have all the fun?

Investigate the contents of barn owl pellets and learn how to identify what you find inside. Owl pellets are parcels or fur and bones, ejected by an owl after a meal. They provide fascinating clues about what owls have been feeding on in a particular area.

On the Owl Pellets for Adults course you will:

  • How to dissect a barn owl pellet using simple equipment
  • How to identify the small mammal (and possibly other) bones found inside using keys and other information
  • Health and safety and legalities surrounding the collecting of pellets.

The evening will start with a short presentation and the emphasis will be on having a go at dissecting owl pellets and identifying the animal parts inside.

Is this course for me?
This course is suitable for beginners and no prior knowledge is required.

When and where?

Monday 19 March 2018 – 5:30pm – 7pm

Please arrive 10 minutes before the course is due to start

Swanwick Lakes, Sopwith Way, Swanwick, SO31 7AY

The reserve is located just off Swanwick Lane in Swanwick, about 2 miles from Bursledon and 7 miles from Fareham. We are easily accessible from the surrounding urban areas of Southampton, Gosport and Portsmouth.

What do I need to bring?

  • If you wear glasses, please bring them as the bones we find are very small.
  • For health and safety reasons, food and drink should not be consumed during the course. Handwashing facilities are available.


Gemma Waters

How to Apply

Booking is essential please book via our website

If you have any questions please contact us on courses@hiwwt.org.uk or 01489 774400

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when enrolling in this Course!

Key Information

Start date:

19th March 2018 at 5:30pm




Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust




Ecology, Education


Swanwick Lakes, Swanwick, Southampton, United Kingdom

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