We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to rescue injured birds of any type. All our injured or wild birds are checked by a specialist bird vet.
The Sanctuary is mainly self funded by going out to schools, or fetes as well as public donations. We do school educational visits, where we spend the entire day and give children the opportunity to learn about these magnificent birds, and children will even get the chance to hold an owl. We also attend shows and fetes where we will display a wide variety of owls, hawks and falcons from around the world. The display will be manned by trained volunteers who are willing to explain about the owls and give you the opportunity to hold them as well.
All birds are cared for by the volunteers of the Owl Sanctuary including the owner, Malcolm Jones who has over 47 years of experience.
Malcolm Jones had an interest in Owls after visiting a lecture about owls in Middle Hurst over 40 years ago. The Lecturer spoke about eagle owls and whilst talking to the group and the bird escaped and made a mess over half the crowd, This lecture started Malcolm's interest, a few months later he purchased his first bird and it all escalated from there.
Malcolm continued his interest with owls and started to care for wild birds at home, until an idea was born to start the owl sanctuary in the newly created Festival Park in Ebbw Vale back in 1992.
After a few months of planning, preparation and building the owl sanctuary was born.
Malcolm and his partner Patricia still runs the sanctuary today along with a very dedicated group of volunteers.