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Long-eared Owl Roost Cam is streaming LIVE again!

Hooray! Our Long-eared Owl roost cam is up and running again! It’s one of our favorites; after all, 32-years ago Denver’s study of Long-eared Owls began with the research question “Are communal roosts comprised of family groups, other related individuals, or non-related individuals?” This cam is the perfect compliment to our on-going research and provides unprecedented views of this unique roosting behavior. Thank you, explore.org! Long-eared Owls are one of the few owl species in the world who roost communally. Clustering in groups of 2 to 20 individuals, these roosts occur during the non-breeding season - the fall and winter. Communal roosts of up to 100 individuals have been reported, alt

ORI & Snowy Owls featured in Smithsonian Magazine!

IT'S HERE! IT'S OUT! IT'S SO EXCITING FOR US! Click on the photo to read the article which appeared in the October issue. The October issue of Smithsonian Magazine features the work of Denver Holt and the Owl Research Institute (ORI) with Snowy Owls and is beautifully documented through the photojournalism of Melissa Groo. The story, written by Leigh Calvez, focuses on the owls of Utquiagvik, Alaska where Holt has studied Snowy Owls for 27 years and documented a population in alarming decline. His 100-squared mile study site, high above the arctic Circle, is the only place in the US they breed with regularity. ORI's work has revealed much of what is known about Snowy Owls today and now works

New Project: Tracking young Snowy Owls in the Arctic

Equipping an owl with a satellite transmitter is a decision we take seriously. While we were the first scientists in the world to track Snowy Owls by satellite, fastening a device, however small, is an action we take only when important gaps in our understanding of owls and their conservation is to be gained. We recently had the opportunity to partner on one such project and are pleased to be collaborating with these fellow Snowy Owl Researchers who joined us at our study site in Utqiagvik, Alaska late this summer. What follows is a description of the project from co-collaborator JF Therrien, PhD at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania Snowy owl enthusiasts ask the same question every sum

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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



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