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SHORT-EARED OWLS

While it's easy to associate owls with forests and tree top nests, the Short-eared Owl finds its home in an entirely different kind of habitat. Short-eared Owls breed in northern climates and, like the Snowy Owl, are even happy making nests on the frigid Arctic tundra. Some of these owls live year-round in the northern US states, while others migrate to the southern tips of the country during the winter months. As with most owl species, migration is not a one-size fits all event.

Most notably, however, the Short-eared Owl is associated with the grasslands and rangelands where it nests and roosts on the ground. Although most of their tundra habitats appear intact, other open-country habitats have been lost, fragmented, or converted for other use. Consequently, Short-eared Owl populations appear to be in significant decline throughout North America. Partners in Flight estimates Short-eared Owl populations to be in a 65% decline since 1970.

Our current research on Short-eared Owls seeks to understand the vulnerabilities and threats to this species, its habitat, and its future. From here we can help influence effective conservation efforts.

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ABOUT YOUR SHORT-EARED OWL ADOPTION

When you sponsor a Short-eared Owl, you ensure that our research on these owls continues. At the Owl Research Institute, we know that conservation efforts begin with reliable data. We provide this data and work hard to ensure that it gets to the right decision makers.

 

Our Short-eared Owl study is conducted out of many different study sites in western Montana. Travel to and from our sites, equipment, manpower, and data management are all costs associated with the Short-eared Owl study.

Your adoption helps cover these necessary costs and ensure that our study continues - working to protect this species in need.

HOW SHORT-EARED OWL ADOPTION WORKS

As a non-profit, we designed our adoption program to help fund research and conservation around specific species. 

 

All of our research is conducted on wild owls in their natural habitat. We keep no owls at the Owl Research Institute and are not a rehabilitation center. We are a field-based research institute with an emphasis on conservation and education.

 

We are enormously grateful to those who make the decision to support our work. The symbolic adoption program is a  new and unique way to donate to the Owl Research Institute and ensure that research on Short-eared Owls continues.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

The Owl Research is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit and runs entirely on donations. Every dollar helps. We appreciate that you make owl research, conservation, and education a giving priority in your life. 

If you'd prefer to purchase your adoption with a check, sent it to:

Owl Research Institute

PO Box 39

Charlo, MT 59824

If you have any questions, please email owlresearchinstitute@gmail.com and we will get back to you right away.