CONSERVATION FOCUS: LONG-EARED OWLS

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LONG-EARED OWL RESEARCH AND POPULATION MONITORING

Since 1970, Long-eared Owl populations are estimated to have declined by 91% in North America* - more than any other owl species. The Owl Research Institute has studied Long-eared Owls in western Montana for 32 years. It is the longest study of its kind which has revealed much of what is understood about these elusive owls today.  

While our long-term research and monitoring on Long-eared Owls remains active, we now look to understand root causes behind these alarming trends. Similar to our work with Snowy Owls, an upcoming project will synthesize existing data with climate data to identify correlations, if any, between population declines and temperature increases. The analysis will look to identify other environmental factors that may be associated with declines as well. 

 

We hope this data - which has revealed so much about the behaviors and characteristics of these owls - can now be used to help explain drastic population declines. We also hope to generate interest from other states and groups to conduct more widespread monitoring for this species.  

These new, special projects are dependent on funding. When you make a donation or adopt a Long-Eared Owl you help support this priority program.

*Partners in Flight

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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