Burrowing Owl Class of 2019: Nesting Results and Program Overview

March 10, 2020 @ 7:00PM — 8:30PM

Evening Talk AWE Staff Biologist and Owl Watch Program Manager, Allison Smith

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Come congratulate the 2019 Burrowing Owl Class of 2019, the highest count of fledged owls on record! Unlike other owls, burrowing owls are active during the day, especially in the spring when they gather food for their large broods. This owl subspecies prefers open areas with low ground cover. They can often be found perching near their burrow on fence posts and trees.

Allison Smith, our new Staff Biologist, is gaining a reputation as a master storyteller and has entertaining videos and photographs of Marco Island's burrowing owl families from her work banding and following owls for the past two nesting seasons on behalf of Audubon Western Everglades.

Photo courtesy of Karine Aiger