Bird Species of Special Concern
Flammulated Owl Citizen Science Project
The Avian Science Center and Montana Audubon have joined forces to continue monitoring Flammulated Owls as part of a Citizen Science Program. The program was initiated in 2007 and has continued through 2009, with the area of study including the Lolo and Helena National Forests. With continued financial support from MT Fish, Wildlife and Parks, we are building a long-term monitoring project in this region. And we always need the help of a handful of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, contact Megan Fylling.
As volunteers, you can "adopt" a survey route which you complete once or twice sometime between the 3rd week of May and 10 July. You’ll work in pairs and can hike or drive to survey your route. You’ll stop at established points and play an owl caller. Plan to be out from 10 pm until ~ 1 or 2 am). The Avian Science Center, Montana Audubon, and MTFWP will provide training, equipment, and protocols. For more information about Citizen Science, Flammulated Owls, and other citizen projects, visit the Montana Audubon website.
Google Earth maps of Flammulated Owl citizen science efforts:
Download 2007, 2008, and 2009 maps (Save folder, unzip, and click on individual files to open Google Earth. Detections will be shown as Y or N for each point visited.)
Download Google Earth program (free)