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Exciting News from the North! Satellite Telemetry

Back in early August, our colleague JF Therrien from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and the Owl Research Institute’s lead scientist Denver Holt deployed satellite transmitters on three snowy owl chicks on their natal grounds in Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska. One of the main aims of this tracking project is to assess dispersal movements of young snowy owls. Another very important aspect is to assess their survival rate, from the moment they are born through their first year and beyond. Survival rate is a crucial metric in any population, but often overlooked by researchers, especially for younger age classes. Measuring survival however also means studying when birds expire, and -- especially with speci

Project WAfLS Update - Short-eared Owl surveys

Last year, we announced our involvement in Project WAfLS (Western Asio flammeus Landscape Study) – a collaborative effort to assess Short-eared Owl populations across eight western states. This 3-year study is funded through a grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and relies on volunteer citizen-scientist to conduct surveys throughout the west. We are acting as the Montana state coordinator and survey methods are based on a paper we published in 2016. With surveys from the first year complete, the Project WAfLS team created this info-graphic to illustrate preliminary results from each state. All told, 619 volunteers across eight states made this first year a success. Project WAfLS is

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