Conservation of Western Burrowing Owl in Southern California: across 10 years and 4 counties
Sarah McCullogh Hennessy
Tue, Jun 14, 2022 7:00 PM
Burrowing Owls are unmistakable. They are one of our smallest owls,
weighing in at only 4–7 ounces and when standing tall can reach 9
inches in height. Burrowing Owls live in deserts, plains, and fields
of Western North America. While they are still numerous, their numbers
are declining, especially in coastal California.
Dr. Hennessy’s presentation will include:
Results from an exciting translocation study that was recently published
in the journal Animal Conservation.
A conservation success story from a collaborative effort to develop a
species management plan in San Diego County.
A peek at as-yet unpublished population models that ask how large a managed
population needs to be to reach stability.
Insights into the dynamics and challenges of regional habitat use by
breeding and wintering owls.
Join us as Dr. Hennessy talks about a decade of experience with Burrowing Owls.