It's here! Breeding season is upon us.
Each year, Great Horned Owls ring in the breeding season with their iconic hoots that fill the night sky. As the first species to breed in western Montana, we usually encounter the first nest in mid-February, with the rest of the owl species falling in line after this.
The breeding season is the most exciting time of year! Be sure to follow us on social media for all our latest updates! Also, check out our annual newsletter, The Roost, for all our 2020 project news!
Photo: Great Horned Owl and chick, Montana © Kurt Lindsay
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Research Projects That Need Your Support
Thanks to you, the Owl Research Institute maintains long-term research on 10 owl species in Montana and Alaska. Our research is a critical step in understanding how to effectively preserve a future for owls.
Featured here are some of our priority projects for 2021 in need of funding. Choose a project to support or make a general donation that will be applied where it is needed the most.
Great Gray Owls & Snag Data for Forest Management
Snags are a critical component of forest ecosystems and provide homes for a myriad of species. Again and again, we find them removed from otherwise ideal Great Gray habitat.