Title

Tracking Migration Patterns of Northern Saw-Whet Owls

Proposal Type

Poster

Location

Jerry Falwell Library, Lower Esbenshade Atrium

Start Date

11-4-2015 2:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2015 5:00 PM

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Apr 11th, 2:00 PM Apr 11th, 5:00 PM

Tracking Migration Patterns of Northern Saw-Whet Owls

Jerry Falwell Library, Lower Esbenshade Atrium

We would like to share our contribution at Liberty University to the research project in banding Northern saw-whet owls to monitor population and further understand migration patterns of the species. For the past nine years, Liberty students have aided in collecting data by trapping the owls at Camp Hydaway and assisting in ankle banding them. The owls were captured using mist nets and an audiolure. Specimens were then weighed, measured, banded, and released unharmed. We have been reporting and observing the locations of banded owls to assist in monitoring owl populations and migration on a long term basis. We have been working in conjunction with the national research group, Project Owlnet to get a broader grasp of population movements.

We would like to make a tri-fold poster board showing the research that we and others have been conducting, explaining the project further and visually presenting the data that has been collected.