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Eastern Screech-Owl Monitoring – Citizen Science Training
March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Eastern Screech-Owl is one of the most common owl species in North America, yet little is known about its ecology, with no population trends for Colorado. Eastern Screech-Owls are an indicator species of riparian forest health for the City of Fort Collins.
Learn the basics to contribute to the Poudre River Screech-Owl Monitoring program. Participants will monitor and collect data on Eastern Screech-Owls and other owl species living along the Cache la Poudre River. This data helps guide habitat restoration efforts along the river. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conducts a citizen science project every spring to monitor Eastern Screech-Owls along the Cache la Poudre River in Fort Collins. Data gathered through the project is used to inform possible habitat enhancement and restoration sites along the river.
Training will be in Fort Collins (exact location TBD)
RSVP required. For more information or to register, contact Rob Sparks via e-mail or by phone (970) 482-1707 x19
What: Monitor and collect data on Eastern Screech-Owls and other owl species living along the Cache la Poudre River. Data help guide habitat restoration efforts along the river.
When: March to mid-May
Where: Survey sites along Poudre River in Fort Collins, Colorado
Who: Anyone with an interest in owls. Requires the ability to conduct surveys at night, follow a standardized protocol, and drive to monitoring sites and walk to river.
Training: late February at the Bird Conservancy’s office in Fort Collins, Colorado
Contact: Rob Sparks, Research Biologist/GIS Manager, (970) 482-1707 x19 or [email protected]