Citizen Science ProjectProject Owlnet


The SERC saw-whet owl banding project will start on Monday, October 22 and continue through Wednesday, November 21. Each night, volunteers set up mist nets with an audiolure placed in the middle of the net array. Volunteers will check the nets each hour. For each owl caught, volunteers record data on the owl’s appearance, health, size, sex, and weight. Where and when the owl was caught is also documented. The owls are given individually numbered bands issued by the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory. Then they are released, unharmed, to continue their journey.

Photo by Carl Benson