Screech Owl Sanctuary, St Columb Major

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The Screech Owl Sanctuary was founded in 1990 and is currently situated in mid Cornwall on the edge of the Goss Moor nature reserve near Indian Queens.

We hold one of the largest collection of owls in the south west with over 40 different species from all over the world.

We deal with all rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured owls in the county and where possible return the owls to their former locations.

We provide education to both adults and children and allow them the opportunity of close encounters with these beautiful and majestic birds.

The sanctuary has been involved in many conservation projects of endangered species and at certain times of the year visitors can see baby owls.

On site we have several other animals including Emus, Meerkat, Alpacas, Pygmy Goats and Shetland Ponies.

The sanctuary won the BBC UK Animal Awards in 2003 and also our owls featured in the animated owl film The Legend of the Guardians.

Please look at our website for daily activities, special events, admission prices, discount vouchers and opening times throughout the year.
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  • visiting these majestic birds has made my year.the displays are great.makes it funny so you dont get bored and you get to see them close up. even the famous owl from the legends of the guardians lives...  more »
  • Excellent family day out today. Reasonably priced & the entrance fee goes towards this good cause. Staff really helpful & know their stuff about the owls & other animals @ the site. Seeing the birds f...  more »
  • Wonderful owls and a beautiful buzzard. Flying displays and hilarious meerkat chat. Meet the owls up close too. Other animals to see, and really helpful staff. Nice cafe. Good day out for all ages.
  • Lovely place to visit! We sponsor a owl called "Digger" and hes just adorable! Always on my visit list when I'm down in Cornwall.
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