Workshop: Owl Field Techniques


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Presented by Lisa Takats-Priestley and Chuck Priestley, STRIX Ecological

Friday, March 13, 2020


Norsemen Inn: Salon A1, and surrounding Canmore area

The first part of this workshop will kick off with an introduction to Alberta’s owls and their ecology. There will be an overview of standardized protocols used to monitor and research diurnal and nocturnal owls. Local owl research and monitoring efforts will be described and Lisa and Chuck will share ideas about how you can get involved.

For the second part of the workshop, the group will travel together out to one of the Alberta Nocturnal Owl Survey routes where you will conduct surveys at ten long term monitoring stations. The roadside surveys are surrounded by some of central Alberta’s best owl woods. Data have been collected for more than a decade at these locations.

Please note: the workshop will begin in the Norsemen Inn Salon A1, then a bus will transport workshop participants to the off-site owl survey locations. Please prepare for being outside at night for (possible) cold winter temperatures. Dress warm and carry a flashlight. A good motto for all owl enthusiasts!!

If you are interested in participating in similar owl field technique volunteer opportunities in the future, please contact Chuck Priestley at [email protected].

PO BOX 4990
Edmonton AB
T6E 5G8

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