Notes from the Field- Burrowing Owl

It has been awhile since I have posted anything about my life working as a Southern California biologist. Mostly this is due to the winter being our slow season. I spend alot of time planning in the winter, getting ready up for the spring when things tend to get a little crazy.

Due to the fast approaching Southern California spring things are starting to ramp up in the world of wildlife management. Every spring we monitoring the burrowing owl populations on our reserve land. Part of this includes trapping the owls and placing bird bands on them. This helps scientists understand where the birds are going during their migratory season and which owls come back to nest again on the conservation land we manage. Although we are not quite in the season yet I wanted to share a few photos from our banding efforts last year.


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