Enjoying The Big Hoot Trail

Towards the end of July Birmingham became awash with owls, big and small, all hand decorated by very talented individuals. There are over 200 owls in total to see, 89 large owls and 120 “Owlets” of which you can view throughout the city, from City Centre to Sutton Coldfield, Winson Green to Bourneville and many more placed in-between.  From the 20th July to the 27th September you can tour these wonderful Owls, following The Big Hoot trail available on a paper map or on a virtual map using your mobile phone you can check off what you have seen.

The Big Hoot Logo

Since the trail began I have been very eager to make a trip to Birmingham to take in the sights of the trail and we have now been very lucky to have visited Birmingham three times and come across various Owls. In total we have see 31 Big Owls and 28 Owlets and we intend to head back into Birmingham to complete more of the trail over the next month.

Living outside of Birmingham I know we shall not complete the whole trail but my children are certainly enjoying finding as many owls as we can when we do visit the city. I am photographing each owl we come across and I have a small selection to share with you now.

The Big Hoot

The Big Hoot 1

The Big Hoot 3

The Big Hoot 2

The Big Hoot is all in aid of Birmingham’s Children Hospital, whilst on the trail can share your findings with the world by sharing your snaps on social media using the hashtag #thebighoot2015.

In October these amazing Owl’s will be auctioned off in aid of Birmingham’s Children Hospital but in the meantime you can also choose to donate £2 to the charity by texting HOOT to 70099.

You will be charged £2 plus a message charge at your standard network rate.  Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity will receive 100% of the donation regardless of your network. To find out more about the impact your donation will make, please visit:

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