Here's some Great Gray news of a different kind. :) Beth Watne, Director of Montana Wild Wings Recovery Center in Columbia Falls, MT, is been rehabbing an injured Great Gray Owl and will release it back into the wild very soon. While ORI's research is based on wild owls and conducted in the field, situations like these are a great opportunity for us to expand banding pools and our knowledge of western Montana Great Gray populations. Since we won't be able to join her for the
For those of you who don't follow the Osprey livecam the Owl Research Institute hosts through a partnership with Explore.org... the season has gotten off to a rocky start. After much relief and excitement over the Charlotte and Charlie's return, nesting neighbors - a Great Horned Owl pair - started causing trouble. For three nights in a row, Charlie was attacked while sleeping on his perch, as seen above, by the male Great Horned Owl. Last night the Osprey pair switched thing
The Owl Research Institute had the recent pleasure of hosting Dr. Jean-Francois Therrien, Senior Research Biologist at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, Pennsylvania. It was a great visit which JF describes in a blog post here: http://www.raptordiaries.com/blog/2018/4/11/6820dlha16ujb8ozjnrnbn61fpcqn0
April 11 marked the return of Osprey, Charlotte and Charlie, to their Charlo, Montana nest. The nest is located just down the road from the Owl Research Institute and has 24/7 live stream coverage, brought to you by our friends at explore.org. Charlotte arrived at 9:49 AM and Charlie was not far behind, arriving at 1:34 PM. They appear to be doing well and getting reacquainted with each other. We are relieved that they are here and claiming the nest as there own...it seemed t
April 10th Question and Answer chat with the Owl Research Institute's Denver Holt, Matt Larson, and Liberty DeGrandpre. The chat focused on the Great Gray Owl nest which has a 24/7 live cam. We hope the Great Grays return to the nest soon.