New paper uses data gathered by citizen scientists to study Osprey feeding rates
June 2022 An academic paper about Osprey feeding rates and nesting success includes data gathered by citizen scientist live cam viewers- including those who watch ORI’s Osprey cam! "Use of Nest Web Cameras and Citizen Science to Quantify Osprey Prey Delivery Rate and Nest Success" was recently published in the Journal of Raptor Research (ORI was not involved in this analysis). This study was only made possible by the effort of Osprey live cam viewers from around the world- th
Great Gray Owl Breeding Season Update
June 22, 2022 It’s been an excellent year for Great Gray Owl nests- so far this year, the field crew has found 8 nests! Though one failed early on due to unknown causes, there are 7 active nests that are being monitored. The most recent nesting site was found only last week, when Chloe and Solai went out to do fledgling checks in an area where they suspected a nest was located. Right away they found the male Great Gray Owl, hunting in an open meadow on the edge of the woods:
We exceeded our fundraising goal- THANK YOU!
Thank you! We reached our fundraising goal! We are continually in awe of the generosity of our supporters- not only did we meet our fundraising goal for our new Mobile Owl Research Unit, we exceeded it by almost $3,000! Our goal: $10,000 Our total: $12,836.59 Though our research is focused in Montana and Alaska, donors from 30 states and one Canadian province all chipped in to help us fund our new research vehicle. It is because of your generous donations that our long-term o
The 2022 Snowy Owl Breeding Season Begins!
A short video update from ORI founder and president Denver Holt ahead of the 2022 Snowy Owl breeding season: *Note: video posted on Thursday, June 16. Denver traveled to Alaska on Monday, June 13.