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NORTHERN PYGMY OWLS

A fascinating little owl, Northern Pygmy Owls are unlike other species in many ways. Despite their well known hunting skills and charming good looks, this species needs our help. As one of the more under-researched owl species in North America, data is needed to better understand species' vulnerabilities, strengths, and population trends. Understanding is the first step in helping. Please join us as we work to uncover new insights about this charismatic and feisty little bird.

Adoptions can be in your name or make perfect gifts for the owl lover in your life. Click on the Pygmy Owl at the right to adopt today!

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ABOUT YOUR NORTHERN PYGMY OWL ADOPTION

When you adopt a Northern Pygmy 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 Northern Pygmy 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 Northern Pygmy Owl study.

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

HOW NORTHERN PYGMY 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 adoption program is a  new and unique way to donate to the Owl Research Institute and ensure that research on Northern Pygmy Owls continues.

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ORI'S NORTHERN PYGMY OWL RESEARCH

Although our breeding season study of Northern Pygmy Owls began in 1981, it was not officially organized until 1985.  Since then we have focused our research efforts on finding and monitoring natural nest-sites in western Montana, which can be a difficult task.  To date we have documented 35 natural nest-sites and are in the process of analyzing and writing up our research results, which we believe will have important implications for forest management snag retention policies.  

Northern Pygmy Owls are associated with a wide variety of coniferous and deciduous forest habitats in western North America. They can occur from near tree line to river bottoms. It was once believed that all owl species hatch their eggs asynchronously (in the order laid). However, some studies suggested Pygmy Owls may hatch eggs synchronously, or nearly so. We have documented novel observations of egg laying and incubation, nestling growth and development, and fledging which provide important information about their life histories. 

The Northern Pygmy Owl is listed as Sensitive by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Wildlife Management Program (D Becker, pers. comm.).

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. If you'd prefer to mail a check, sent it to:

Owl Research Institute

PO Box 39

Charlo, MT 59824

Or, lastly, if you'd like to make a donation by phone, give us a call at 406-644-3412 or email liberty@owlresearchinstitute.org.

Thank you for your support!

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MEDIA INQUIRIES 

 

We welcome all media inquiries. If you are a credentialed member of the media and wish to set up an interview or request further information, please e-mail liberty@owlresearchinstitute.org.

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PHOTO CREDIT

 

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

ABOUT US

 

The ORI is a non-profit, 501(c) 3, tax-exempt organization. We are funded by individual and non-profit  group donations, grants from foundations and corporations, and occasionally agency contracts.

We accept donations of real property. Please consider us in your estate planning.

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Our federal tax identification number is 81-0453479.

CONTACT US

406-644-3412

 

PO BOX 39

Charlo, MT 59824

 

liberty@owlresearchinstitute.org

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