VIDEO- Snowy Owl Project- Nest Check Process

In this video, Chloe and Solai show how they conduct a Snowy Owl nest check.


Video produced July 2022.


For more information about ORI’s Snowy Owl Research and updates on the 2022 Snowy Owl nest, visit our website: https://www.owlresearchinstitute.org/single-post/ask-us-anything-snowy-owl-live-cam


Watch the Snowy Owl live cam: https://explore.org/livecams/owl-research-institute/arctic-snowy-owl-nesting-cam



Transcript:

Snowy Owl Project: Nest Check Process


We visit the nest every 3 days


First, chicks and eggs are covered up to keep warm while we collect data


We record the distance of the adults from the nest using a range finder


And record behavioral observations such as vocalizations and displays


Next, we record cached prey


We record species and sex for each prey item


And take their weights


Researchers are in and out of the area in just a few minutes, and the female returns to her nest immediately after


Before we leave, we count the chicks and monitor their growth and development


To keep up with the snowy owl nest, you can watch the live cam at explore.org


To support our work, visit our website at OwlResearchInstitute.org