Northern Saw-Whet Release

September 29, 2017

 

I think I've watched this video a thousand times and I know I'll watch it a thousand more! While owls don't get much cuter than the Northern Saw-Whet, I also love those furry legs, the power in its take off, and the way he comfortably uses Matt's finger as a launching pad. 

While on the Montana Migration Project, Owl Researcher, Matt Larson, works late and long hours to capture Northern Saw-Whet Owls, bring them into the camper to record data and band them, then quickly let them go again. We plan to continue this study and to refine our methods in order to  determine if Western Montana is a migration flyway for owls.

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