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