Citizen Science ProjectProject Owlnet

Get Involved

We would not be able to complete as large of a project or have as large of a dataset without help from committed volunteers. Without you, it would be very difficult for us to study saw-whet owls here at SERC.

Eligibility and Time Commitment

We ask that volunteers be able to join us for a full evening. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to help out with the field activities. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Location and Days/Times

Volunteers will be needed to measure and record data on the owls' appearance and health. Certain days are dedicated to the project (check the SERC calendar for days) and time slots are available each night (weather permitting). Volunteers can meet us at the Reed Education Center in Edgewater, MD where we will be collecting data.

To sign up or for more information: 

Contact Alison Cawood, SERC Citizen Science Coordinator, at or (443) 482-2271.