Project

SHORT-EARED OWLS

about Klamath Bird Observatory

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

Short-eared Owl Occupancy Prediction map

The Short-eared Owl Occupancy Prediction map is an ArcGIS online web app. The purpose is to allow the user to explore models of short-eared owl occurrence both in the present and in future climate scenarios.

WAfLS Project Overview

Project WAfLS was 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 engaged enthusiastic citizen-scientist volunteers across the west to gather critical survey data, enabling a rigorous assessment of the status of this species.

About & Status of the Short-eared Owl

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.

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