ORI In The News

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2022

Shadow in the grasslands: Short-eared Owl | January/February 2022 | Cheryl Lyn Dybas, BirdWatching Magazine

Snowy Owl FAQ and Information | January 20, 2022 | Karla Bloem, The Raptor Resource Project

Snowy Owl, all the way from Arctic, stares down on captivated Washington | January 14, 2022 | Libby Cathey, ABC News

Owls of Montana- Zoom presentation by Beth Mendelsohn | March 8, 2022 | Swan Valley Connections

These Early Nesters Get a Head Start on Breeding Season | March 17, 2022 | Aaron Tremper, Audubon Magazine

Finding Owls- Denver Holt | April 2, 2022 | TEDxBozeman

Owl about Owls | April 5, 2022 | Brains On! Podcast

Owl Behaviour & Ethics with Beth Mendelsohn | April 8, 2022 | The Wildlife Insider

Denver Holt: Highlights of 30 Years Studying Snowy Owls and Brown and Collared Lemmings at Utqiagvik, Alaska | April 14, 2022 | Arctic Research Consortium of the United States (ARCUS) Research Seminar

The Owls Are What They Seem | April 18, 2022 | MonsterTalk Podcast

Use of Nest Web Cameras and Citizen Science to Quantify Osprey Prey Delivery Rate and Nest Success | May 6, 2022 | M.H. Academia & H.J. Dalgleish, Journal of Raptor Research 56 (2):212-219

Ospreys and Baling Twine | May 26, 2022 | BirdNote Podcast

2021

Night Watchers: Montana's Owl Research Institute | January 28, 2021 | Holly Endersby, Montana Senior News

LISTEN: Meet some of the Alaska owls that live in your backyard | February 1, 2021 | Kathleen McCoy, KSKA- Anchorage, Alaska Public Media

Snowy owl seen in Central Park after 130 years, a rare spotting of an 'unpredictable' Arctic Bird | February 3, 2021 | Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY

Was a Snowy Owl Spotted in Central Park for the First Time in 130 Years? | February 3, 2021 | Madison Dapcevich, Snopes.com

Episode #821 | February 28, 2021 | Ray Brown's Talkin' Birds Podcast

Is This What Barn Owls Look Like 'Naked'? | April 10, 2021 | Madison Dapcevich, Snopes.com

Owl Update 5/6/2021 | May 6, 2021 | Chris Neri & Nova Mackently, The Whitefish Point Bird Observatory Owl Blog

Osprey chicks struggling to survive baling twine | July 8, 2021 | Carolyn Hidy, Lake County Leader

Watch Alaskan Wildlife via Webcams | July 14, 2021 | Susan Sommer, Alaska Magazine

10 Things You Never Knew About Owls | July 18, 2021 | Sunny Sea Gold, Reader's Digest.com

Photographer Spots Owl Perfectly Blending Into a Tree | July 28, 2021 | Michael Zhang, PetaPixel

The Great Horned Owls are singing duets in the forest | November 28, 2021 | Rebecca Pugh, Ipswich Local News

Alaska's Absent Snowy Owls | December 7, 2021 | Kylie Mohr, Hakai Magazine

(republished in High Country News Dec. 10, 2021- Where are Alaska's Snowy Owls? and in Alaska Magazine Dec. 9, 2021- Snowy Owls are Missing on Alaska's North Slope

2020

These 10 wild animal cams will take you on safari from the comfort of your own home | May 1, 2020 | Lydia Schrandt, USA TODAY

Owl Research Institute studies Long-eared owls at same location for 32-years | June 14, 2020 | Kevin Maki, NBC Montana

15 Super Tiny Animals That Further Prove Cute Things Come in Small Packages | September 29, 2020 | Yahoo.com

6 Facts About the Majestic Snowy Owl | October 14, 2020 | Wendy Bowman, howstuffworks.com

Denver Holt & The Owl Research Institute | December 8, 2020 | Allerton Park Bird Club Podcast

Fundraiser continues in memory of artist | December 30, 2020 | Kristi Niemeyer, Valley Journal

 

2019

Owl vs. raven: angry birds brawl in Fort Chipewyan, Alta. | January 19, 2019 | Jamie Malbeuf, CBC News

Ditch the Super Bowl for a Who's Who of Superb Owls | February 3, 2019 | Sandra Upson, Wired

Black bear climbs 25-foot pole to investigate Mission Valley Osprey nest | May 21, 2019 | Missoula Current

Journal: 6 August 2019 Snowy Owls and Children's Books | August 6, 2019 | Monica Nunez, PolarTREC UTEP Arctic Change and Education Expedition

Feathered Friends- Mysterious owl retains a low profile | October 24, 2019 | Keeli Parkey, The Erwin Record

2018

Whooo Knew? 10 Superb Facts About Owls | February 3, 2018 | Laura Geggel, Live Science

Whoooo goes there? Owl Research Institute seeks observations from public | March 28, 2018 | Karen Greene, Valley Journal

Springtime in Montana | April 11, 2018 | Jean-Francois Therrien, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary blog

Denver Holt and Snowy Owls in Barrow, Alaska (video) | April 29, 2018 | FrontierScientists

Mountain West Voices: An Owl In The Hand | June 25, 2018 | Clay Scott, Idaho Voices: Boise State Public Radio

Flight of the Hunter- Why Is the Snowy Owl Disappearing? | October 2018 | Leigh Calvez, Smithsonian Magazine 

2017

Denver Holt- On Owls and Field Biology | February 3, 2017 | BirdNote Podcast

'Look for something white': Discovering the North through its most iconic birds | March 20, 2017 | Krista Langlois, High Country News

Nothing makes Snowy Owl chicks feel at home like a nest wreathed in dead lemmings | September 6, 2017 | Ethan Shaw, Earth Touch News Network

Montana home to top bird researchers | September 22, 2017 | Jim Robbins, Missoulian

Power of the Owl | December 13, 2017 | Tristan Scott, Flathead Beacon

(republished in the Great Falls Tribune, and the Washington Times)

Adaptations in Owls | Winter 2017 | Denver Holt, The Yellowhammer, the newsletter of the Alabama Ornithological Society Vol. 37, No. 4 (pg. 12)

2016

Traffic Camera Catches Snowy Owl Soaring Over Quebec Highway | January 8, 2016 | Avianne Tan, ABC News

30 years of owl research shows species on the decline | January 27, 2016 | Melynda Harrison, Great Falls Tribune

A Day In The Life Of An Owl Researcher | February 24, 2016 | Cherie Newman, Montana Public Radio

Owl Research Institute in Pablo, Montana | March 10, 2016 | Dave Reese, Montana Living

The Long-Term Business of Owls | Fall 2016 | Melynda Harrison, Big Sky Journal

2015

At Home On The Alaskan Tundra With Snowy Owl Researcher Denver Holt | April 15, 2015 | Pat Leonard, Living Bird Magazine, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Great horned owls in Montana town put spotlight on stealthy, adaptable bird | May 20, 2015 | Ben Pierce, Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Montana's talon show | December 11, 2015 | Gary Walther, Financial Times

Owl Research Institute takes long look at long-eared species | December 23, 2015 | Rob Chaney, Independent Record

2014

Multiple Snowy Owls arrive in Connecticut from Arctic, in rare spectacle | January 9, 2014 | Mark Zaretsky, The Middletown Press

It's an owl! It's a hawk! Rare visit one for record books | January 13, 2014 | Linda Weiford, WSU News

Snowy Owl Sightings Farther South During Winter Migration | January 15, 2014 | Belinda Recio, Organic Spa Magazine

Owl Afternoon | February 7, 2014 | Caroline Kurtz, Fieldnotes for Montana Natural History Center; Montana Public Radio

Arctic Snowy Owl gets its own reality show on the Internet | July 3, 2014 | Brooks Hays, UPI.com

Long-eared owl numbers down | December 31, 2014 | Berl Tiskus, Valley Journal 

2013

Valley birders join owl researchers for field day | January 30, 2013 | Berl Tiskus, Valley Journal

Denver Holt- It's About People | March 11, 2013 | BirdNote Podcast

Infrared camera in wild aimed at US owl nest | April 11, 2013 | Sue Manning, Phys.org

A sleeping owl is visual Xanax; an owl in the dark is something else entirely | April 11, 2013 | Lisa Brenner, 89.3 KPCC

Cold-loving Snowy Owls migrate from Arctic to... Boston?! | December 6, 2013 | Wynne Parry, NBC News

Port Authority 'wildlife specialists' hunt Snowy Owls at New York City's airports | December 9, 2013 | Thomas Tracy, Edgar Sandoval, and Tina Moore, New York Daily News

2012

WSU giving attention, care to Snowy Owl with broken wing | January 11, 2012 | The Spokesman-Review

Snowy Owls appear outside Hogwarts | January 16, 2012 | AP, The Washington Post

Bird-Watchers Revel in Unusual Spike in Snowy Owl Sightings | January 22, 2012 | Jim Robbins, New York Times

A Snowy Owl makes the trip from the Arctic to Hawaii, where it is promptly shot | January 24, 2012 | Robbie Gonzalez, Gizmodo

Snowy Owls soar south from Artic in rare mass migration | January 29, 2012 | Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

Snowy Owl sightings soar | January 31, 2012 | Jorge Salazar, EarthSky

This is a winter of Snowy Owls | February 23, 2012 | Christina Nealson, High Country News

Snowy Owls and Eco Tourism and Travel in Montana | April 4, 2012 | EcoAdventure Travel Blog

As it goes high-tech, wildlife biology loses its soul | December 17, 2012 | Jim Robbins, High Country News

2011

Snowy Owl Outburst in Montana | March 12, 2011 | Caroline Deppe, Distinctly Montana Magazine

Getting Wise to the Owl, a Charismatic Sentry in Climate Change | May 23, 2011 | Jim Robbins, New York Times

Wise owl as climate mascot | June 6, 2011 | Deccan Herald

Phantoms of the forest | September 4, 2011 | Ben Pierce, Bozeman Daily Chronicle