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Short-eared Owl Citizen Science Project
Tuesday 19 November 2019, 07:00pm - 10:00pm
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Contact (509) 783-7878

 Hosted by Lower Columbia Basin Audubon Society
Starting in 2018, nine western US states have conducted breeding surveys for Short-eared Owls to understand their status, habitat use, and population trends over time. The surveys were all conducted by citizen scientists, volunteers trained to conduct the research and enter data all through an online portal. Several LCBAS members assisted with the surveys and this talk will discuss the project and some initial results from the first 2 years of the project. New volunteers are needed for the 2020 survey so information on signup will be available as well.
Jason Fidorra will be our presenter, Jason is a Wildlife Biologist for the Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife based in Tri-Cities. Jason is working on the front lines of shrub-steep conservation, which is critical habitat for many of Washington’s species of greatest concern. He conducts surveys for a variety of wildlife from elk to monarchs and contributes to research on burrowing owls, raptors, and game birds
 

Location Mid-Columbia Libraries 1620 S Union St, Kennewick,