Owl Migration Monitoring

Our owl monitoring program has been operating since 1997. The primary objectives are to document the relative abundance and migration timing of Northern Saw-whet, Long-eared and Boreal Owls moving through the Beaverhill Natural Area during the fall.

  • This program also allows us to train volunteers, promote visitor engagement, and educate the public about the importance of avian research and conservation
  • Saw-whet and Long-eared owl monitoring begins on September 1st, Boreal owl monitoring starts on October 1st, and both end on November 11 or when snow forces us to close the lab for the season
  • Mist nets are opened a half-hour after sunset and kept open for 6 hours

Owl Migration Monitoring is underway and we are hosting the public 4 nights a week through our designated Owl Banding Events! These events will run from mid-September through October so be sure to Book Your Visit Today!

Supper and Saw-whets is once more occuring! Join our biologists for a delicious meal in the woods and see owl banding up close and personal. Book your evening meal with owls while tickets last!