FALL IS IN THE AIR!

A time of year that ushers in the iconic calls of the Great Horned Owl, the start of our annual Northern Saw-whet banding efforts through the Montana Migration Project, and the 33rd year of our Long-eared Owl study.

We look forward to sharing this work with you here and through our social media channels.

 

Happy Autumn from all of us at ORI!

Photo courtesy of © Kurt Lindsay

THE 2019 SNOWY OWL PROJECT 

This is the 29th year of the Owl Research Institute's Snowy Owl Project - or, officially the Snowy Owl Breeding Ecology and Lemming Population Study. The study operates annually from our 100 sq-mile study site near Utqiagivk, Alaska and runs from June 1 - September 1. Learn more about the project through the video below, produced by long-time photographer and friend of ORI, Daniel J. Cox.

Additionally, we are thrilled to bring you - for only the second time in history - a Snowy Owl live cam! Now you can watch - in real-time, live from our study site as a pair of wild Snowy Owls nest and raise young. This is a rare and  special opportunity made possible by our friends at explore.org. Check it out here!

You can also learn more about ORI's Snowy Owl Project here:

OUR MISSION FOR OWLS

Research

Conservation

Education

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

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or see our social media feed below. Click on any photo to read more.

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 2019 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.  

CLIMATE CHANGE AND SNOWY OWLS

Understanding why populations are declining is the first step toward remedies.

GREAT GRAY OWLS & SNAG DATA FOR FOREST MANAGEMENT

TAKING THE LONG-VIEW ON LONG-EARED OWLS

With significantly declining populations, our long-term research and monitoring is critical to our understanding of the bigger picture. 

PROJECTS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Productive collaborations, partnerships, and unique approaches to conservation. These are projects of special interest. 

LIVE CAM PARTNERSHIPS WITH EXPLORE.ORG

Watch the secret lives of owls as they nest and raise their young.

 

LEARN MORE >

Explore.org funded

REGIONAL SHORT-EARED OWL MONITORING 

A 3-year collaborative survey to assess population trends and threats. 

 

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Volunteer Staffed

NEW! TRIBUTE GIFT PROGRAM

Celebrate someone special with the gift of conservation!

Make A Tribute Gift

SUPPORT PRIORITY PROJECTS FOR OWLS

HELP PROTECT OWLS FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

© KURT LINDSAY

MEDIA INQUIRIES 

 

We welcome all media inquiries. If you are a credentialed member of the media and wish to set up an interview or request further information, please e-mail liberty@owlresearchinstitute.org.

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PHOTO CREDIT

 

We are so grateful to the photographers who capture owls, and our work, in the most amazing ways. They generously share their work with us, and you. Check out the works of some of the photographers whose work is featured on our site! They are incredible talented artists who are committed to wildlife conservation.

Thank you to:

Kurt Lindsay: https://kurtlindsay.smugmug.com/Nebulosa/i-7D8Wh9d

Daniel J Cox: http://naturalexposures.com

Radd Icenoggle: https://www.flickr.com/photos/radley521

Melissa Groo: https://www.melissagroo.com

Ly Dang: https://www.nature2pixels.com

Tom Murphy: https://www.tmurphywild.com/

Deborah Hanson

ABOUT US

 

The ORI is a non-profit, 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization. We are funded by individual and non-profit  group donations, grants from foundations and corporations, and occasionally agency contracts.

We accept donations of real property. Please consider us in your estate planning.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Our federal tax identification number is 81-0453479.

CONTACT US

406-644-3412

 

PO BOX 39

Charlo, MT 59824

 

liberty@owlresearchinstitute.org

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