Owl Rescue Centre

Volunteer Program

Please visit our new website at www.owlrescuecentre.org.za 

Owl Rescue Centre is a registered Non-profit company concerned with the well-being of all owl species in Southern Africa.

Owl Rescue Centre is dedicated to protect owls, rescue owls that are in danger and rehabilitate and care for owls that have been injured, are sick, poisoned or orphaned and then release them back into their natural environment using specifically researched release methods.

Owl Rescue Centre is involved in several conservation projects to decrease the high mortality rate of owl species.

Owl Rescue Centre was founded by Brendan Murray following a lifelong interest and passion for birds of prey. Brendan spent most of his young life observing and studying birds. He came to the realization a few years ago that owls specifically need help to protect them from becoming endangered, and so Owl Rescue Centre was born.

Owl Rescue Centre’s vision is that through increased understanding of the owl's true character, the fears and misgivings that often surround peoples' perceptions of owls will be replaced by tolerance and respect for these unique birds.

“We follow a philosophy of minimal human interference to nature’s natural means. We nurture owls when they need us, but we allow them to stay wild and return to their natural habitat when they no longer require our assistance.”


Owl House Project – To create a habitat for owls to nest in

Owl-friendly Rat Traps – To end the use of harmful chemicals that causes secondary poisoning

Hacking Aviaries – To perform a soft release on rescued owls; to release owls back into their natural environment

Hunting Platforms – To attract owls away from busy roads where there is high risk of owls colliding with vehicles.

Bat Houses – To provide a roosting spot for bats

Education – To create a passion for nature and the biodiversity of Southern Africa

Contact Information

+2782 719 5463

Physical address:
Farm 448
North West Province
(by appointment only)

Most owl species hunt and are active at night and are seldom observed by humans. Because of this nocturnal (nighttime) 

existence, they are little known and often 

misunderstood, even though some owls live their entire lives in close proximity to man.