A rare opportunity to see a Long-eared Owl up-close

It is hard to spot an owl. Long-eared Owls are particularly elusive with their incredible camouflage, concealment techniques, and preference for hard to access thickets. So while most people go their whole life and never see one; it is a very rare opportunity to see a Long-eared Owl up-close.

On Saturday, the Owl Research Institute spent a day in the field with the Missoula Audubon Society. While we were busy collecting data on the Long-eared Owls, one of the participants, Jeff Hawk, was busy capturing these photos. Because they provide an incredible opportunity to examine Long-eared Owl anatomy, we had to share.

We are always so grateful to the talented and generous photographers who capture beautiful images of owls, and our research, with astonishing clarity. Thanks for joining us and sending these fantastic pictures, Jeff - we appreciate them so much!

As always, this owl was released back into the wild immediately after our data collection was complete.

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Search By Tags
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square



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 owlresearchinstitute@gmail.com



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



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.




Charlo, MT 59824




Copyright © 2021-2023 Owl Research Institute, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon