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SHORT-EARED OWLS

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The Western Asio Flammeus Landscape Study (WAfLS) is a citizen science project designed to gather information to better evaluate the population status of this species. Such information is needed by conservation practitioners who want to design management actions that will reverse the Short-eared Owl population declines.

WAfLS Project Overview

Project WAfLS is an eight-state program designed to assess the population status, trends, and threats against the Short-eared Owl, an enigmatic, open-country species. Project WAfLS engages enthusiastic citizen-scientist volunteers across the west to gather critical survey data, enabling a rigorous assessment of the status of this species. Our results directly influence high-value conservation actions by […]

About Short-eared Owls

The Short-eared Owl is an open-country, ground-nesting species found in marshes, grasslands, shrublands, and tundra across North America and around the world. They feed on small mammals (e.g. mice, voles, shrews), but sometimes they take birds. Short-eared Owls perform beautiful, elaborate courtship displays during spring evenings (click here to watch Neil Paprocki’s video of the owl’s […]

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