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Owl Banding

The Point is a hotspot for owl migration, from Northern Saw-whets to Boreal Owls and more.

Owl Update 4/21/18

By Chris Neri and Nova Mackentley Northern Saw-whet Owl, Photo Chris Neri We had hoped by waiting out the winter storm we might have some good news to report. Unfortunately, no such luck as of yet. Obviously, the storm had us shut down for a few nights, and we frequently [...]

2018-04-23T08:20:45+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 4/21/18

Slow Start to Spring Owl Banding Season Continues

By Chirs Neri and Nova Mackentley With the exception of one night, things have remained slow during the nighttime at the Point. Following our last post, we were able to run nets four consecutive long, cold, full nights that produced a grand total of one Northern Saw-whet Owl. Mercifully, the [...]

2018-04-05T09:43:23+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Slow Start to Spring Owl Banding Season Continues

A Slow and Frigid Start to Spring Owl Banding

By Chris Neri and Nova Mackentley Boreal Owl banded at WPBO Nova Mackentley and I are excited to be back at WPBO for another spring owl banding season. The banding results in March can vary significantly from year to year, and we’re unfortunately off to a slow and frigid start this [...]

2018-03-23T10:42:56+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Owl Banding|Comments Off on A Slow and Frigid Start to Spring Owl Banding

Owl Update 5-8-17

The spring's 300th Long-eared Owl! We'd like to start off by thanking all of this year's Spring Fling attendees for their interest & support! Thankfully the owls were cooperative over Spring Fling weekend and many attendees were able to see some of the Long-eareds and Northern Saw-whets we banded that weekend. The nights [...]

2017-05-08T23:03:28+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 5-8-17

Owl Update 4/26/17

An early Eastern Whip-poor-will on April 21. Photo by Chris Neri      The current weather pattern has really slowed things down the last couple of nights, but prior to that the nights had continued to be productive. Since our last post we have banded 179 owls and recaptured four more previously banded [...]

2017-04-27T02:38:29+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Owl Banding|Comments Off on Owl Update 4/26/17