Participatory Science ProjectProject Owlnet
  • saw whet owl is being held by a white hand.

    Northern saw-whet owls are small, barely half a foot long!

  • volunteers look on as the head bander, Melissa Boyle, is holding a sawhet owl

    Volunteers help collect data from saw whet owls.

Project Owlnet

Project Owlnet is a banding project that seeks to determine the timing, intensity, and pace of migration of the Northern Saw-whet Owl. The migration of these owls was not well known before this project started in the 1994. Thanks to many volunteers over the years, we've successfully hosted a site at SERC since 2017.

* This project is not currently accepting new volunteers *

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