Greetings once again fellow raptor enthusiasts! Welcome to another owl banding blog update.
The saw-whet owl migration has been relatively slow lately. We didn’t catch any owls on the nights of April 8th and 9th. Then on the nights of April 10th, 11th and 12th we caught 4 owls each night and finally last night, April 13th, the nets remained empty once again.
With high winds and another spring snow storm on the way it is likely that we will keep the nets closed tonight and tomorrow night. However, with a full month of banding operations left we are hopeful that many more saw-whets will make their way through our area. We are still anticipating the arrival of the long-eared owls as they should make their way through later this month.
Thanks for reading and be sure to check back for more owl banding updates!
northern saw-whet owls: 88