International Owl Awareness Day is August 4th!
It's a day that's right up our alley! As such, we’re dedicating the preceding week to owl education – learn how to be owl-friendly, how you can create important habitat, and some of the great things owls do for us! It’s a whole week – and one special day – for the world to celebrate owls.
We've even created an awesome t-shirt just for the occasion! Follow us on social media for all updates!
Northern Pygmy Owl © Kurt Lindsay
You can also learn more about ORI's Snowy Owl Project here:
THE SNOWY OWL PROJECT
One of our longest running and most important studies, for 29 years the Snowy Owl Project has documented nesting rates, population fluctuations and trends, growth and development rates, and so much more.
With a changing climate, this work is more important than ever. A new focus of the project seeks to understand how warming temperatures are impacting Snowy Owl and lemming populations, which are declining in our study area.
OUR MISSION FOR OWLS
Conduct long-term research to understand species’ needs, vulnerabilities, and population trends. Long-term species monitoring is critical to understanding an ever changing planet. As a result, we have many, species-specific projects underway.
Supply partners, such as federal and state agencies, private conservation groups, and land owners, information to promote meaningful habitat management. Additionally, we distribute owl population data through scientific publications across the world.
Actively engage and educate a global audience through Live cams, Q & A’s, lectures, social media, TV, articles, and field tours. When people learn about, and connect with, owls, they are more likely to become conservation minded citizens.
STAY CONNECTED WITH ORI
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JOIN US IN THE FIELD THROUGH OWL NOTES
Owl Notes are short films on the projects of Denver Holt and the Owl Research Institute. As a filmmaker, Daniel J. Cox of Natural Exposures, wanted to figure out how to bring people into the field and introduce them, firsthand, to the work of the Owl Research Institute and the wonderful subject of owls. Owl Notes is the result of this collaboration. Enjoy!
RESEARCH PROJECTS THAT NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Thanks to you, the Owl Research Institute maintains long-term research on 10 owl species in Montana and Alaska. Our research is a critical step in understanding how to effectively preserve a future for owls. Featured here are some of our priority projects for 2020 still in need of funding. Choose a project to support or make a general donation that will be applied where it is needed the most.
PROJECTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST
Productive collaborations, partnerships, and unique approaches to conservation. These are projects of special interest.