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Published May 23rd 2020
Listen for the sounds of owls
Screech Owl Sanctuary was founded in 1990 by Carolyn Screech and born out of a childhood passion for these beautiful creatures. She has built up the sanctuary to care for sick and injured owls until they could be re-released into the wild in Cornwall.
Each day, they have a range of activities providing an opportunity to educate the public about all the animals they look after and exercise many of the owls. These take place at:
10 am - Owl Close Encounters 11 am - Flying Displays with several different owls 11.40 am - Animal Encounters Noon - Owl Close Encounters 2 pm - Flying Display with different owls 2.40 pm - Animal Encounters 3 pm - Owl Close Encounters
Whether you visit in the morning or afternoon, there's always something on. Depending on the weather, they may have displays in an indoor area.
The owls on display are from Britain, Europe, Africa, America, Asia, New Zealand and West India. They care for over 120 birds and along with the owls, you will find alpacas, emus, tawny frogmouth, meerkats, pygmy goats, racoons and miniature shetland ponies.
They have many owls that have been hand-reared for educational purposes, and if you want to get up close, they have a range of different hands-on sessions available starting from £35.00. Pre-booking is recommended during busy times to avoid disappointment.
Half-day and full-day falconry courses are available here which involve one on one sessions with their falconer and should be booked at least four weeks in advance. There is an onsite tearoom that serves excellent coffee and caters to different dietary requirements with vegetarian and gluten-free options.