Breeding Season, Banding Season!
With many nestlings at banding age right now, we're busy getting them tagged before they leave the nest. Banding, and especially recaptures, can help us track patterns in movement, identify important habitats, and understand the life histories of different owl species.
It's busy but wonderful time of year!
WATCH THE BREEDING SEASON UNFOLD
It's a rare opportunity to see an owl. Even rarer to find a nest. Until recently, watching a pair nest and raise their young from eggs to fledglings, 24 hours a day, would have been unheard of. Now, in partnership with the world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network, explore.org, we are thrilled to bring this experience right to your computer screen!
Right now, join us at a peaceful Great Horned Owl nest. Or maybe you'd like to watch the incredible Great Grays. Long-eared Owls will be coming soon. Then, straight from the Arctic tundra, take a nest-side seat to a Snowy Owl family.
As with all our live-cams, we hope they increase the public's scientific knowledge about owls and inspire conservation interest. While all our owl cams provide endless hours of enjoyment, their benefits to research and education are many. We hope you enjoy.
THE SNOWY OWL PROJECT
You can also learn more about ORI's Snowy Owl Project here:
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.
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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.