HUNDREDS HAVE JOINED US IN THE FIELD TO OBSERVE OWL RESEARCH IN ACTION

A DAY IN THE FIELD -

TRANSPARENCY IN RESEARCH. AN UNFORGETTABLE OPPORTUNITY.

Denver Holt pioneered A Day in the Field from a belief that science shouldn’t live in academia - that it should be shared with everyone and, in doing so, carries the greatest conservation message. The ORI Day in the Field is a donation to any public group, education system, or entity striving to provide a better good for the public and enables participants to be part of some of the longest running owl research studies in the world.

It is a unique opportunity to experience wildlife through the eyes of a researcher:  visit active monitoring sites, gain valuable field knowledge, learn about habitat, and develop your own research questions. Guests may see Long-eared Owls perch on stick nests, or Short-eared Owls clap their wings, performing their courtship dance as they plummet from the sky. Great Horned Owls may be seen with their maturing chicks.

Once at a research site, the team will focus on data collection. Participants will see how mist-nets are used to capture owls and how the owls are marked with identification bands. Metrics will be collected, recorded and explained for participants to fully understand the scientific process. We will discuss evolutionary adaptations such as silent flight, camouflage coloration and patterning, pellet formation, wing-loading and flight, hearing and vision, among many other topics. Group participants are encouraged to take photos and ask any questions.

Participants should expect to walk on uneven terrain for up to a mile and bring a water bottle. We don't eat in the field, but enjoy a delicious lunch afterwards.

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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