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Western Burrowing Owl Workshop 2014

Western Burrowing Owl Workshop 2014 program image

On July 30, 2014 Dr. Lynne Trulio presented a workshop on the biology and conservation of the Western Burrowing Owl, (Athene cunicularia hypugaea).  Her research in the South San Francisco Bay region has focused on the ecology and recovery of the Burrowing Owl.

Date

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Michaels at Shoreline
Mountain View
Lunch will be provided

COST: $250.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Dr. Lynne Trulio
Department Chair, Environmental Studies
San Jose State

Contact

Virginia Guhin
virginia@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Burrowing Owl, Habitat Restoration

 

On July 30, 2014 Dr. Lynne Trulio presented a workshop on the biology and conservation of the Western Burrowing Owl, (Athene cunicularia hypugaea).  Her research in the South San Francisco Bay region has focused on the ecology and recovery of the Burrowing Owl. Dr. Trulio is a researcher and professor at San Jose State University and has published numerous papers on the effects of human impact on the species, as well as the general ecology and management for the species.

This was an excellent opportunity to learn about the natural history, habitat needs, effective preservation, and implementation of agency requirements with respect to burrowing owls.  Workshop information was useful for gaining basic knowledge of the species, conservation planning, meeting CEQA and other regulatory requirements, and for outreach to the public.

Workshop Format:

The workshop consisted of a daytime classroom session, Wednesday, July 30 8:00a.m.-3:00p.m. and enrollment in one of two field training sessions, either Wednesday, July 30 4:00p.m.-8:00 p.m. (after the classroom portion) or Thursday, July 31 7:30a.m.-11:30a.m. Both the classroom and the field components of the workshop took place at Shoreline Golf Course.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Increase understanding of the biology of Burrowing Owl
  • Increase understanding of habitat management for this species
  • Increase understanding of improved local and large-scale conservation planning efforts

Topics discussed:

  • Basic biology
  • Identification
  • Distribution/movement
  • Habitat requirements
  • Threats
  • Survey methods
  • Methods for assessing potential project impacts and approaches for avoidance and minimization.
  • Management and regulatory requirements

Field training practicum:

The instructor provided information on the ecology and habitat needs of burrowing owls as well as how to manage habitats for owls.

 

***very important***

It is important to note that no component of this workshop should be construed to apply to attendee’s ability to obtain permits related to the Burrowing Owl; if you are interested in how workshop activities might be used for permitting, you are encouraged to contact your agency permitting representative.

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Burrowing Owl Bibliography
PDF, 138KB
Lynne Trulio

July 2016
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
An analysis of spatial clustering and implications for wildlife management - a burrowing owl example
PDF, 163KB
Fisher, JB, L Trulio, G Biging, and D Chromczak
Environmental Management 39: 403-411
2007
Distribution and abundance of western burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) in southeastern California.
PDF, 197KB
Wilkerson and Siegel
Southwestern Naturalist, 56(3)
2011
Passive relocation - a method to preserve burrowing owls on disturbed sites
PDF, 566KB
Trulio, L
Journal of Field Ornithology 66(1): 99-106
1995
The diet of western burrowing owls in an urban landscape
PDF, 124KB
Trulio, L and P Higgins
Western North American Naturalist 72(3): 348-356
2012
OTHER INFORMATION
Burrowing owl habitat management plan - evaluation of impacts to burrowing owls for the NASA Ames development plan
PDF, 3.7MB
Trulio, L
NASA Ames Development Plan
2002
Burrowing owl nesting success in urban and parkland sites in northern California
PDF, 358KB
Trulio, LA and D Chromczak
California Burrowing Owl Symposium, 1-15
Burrowing owl survey protocal and mitigation guidelines
PDF, 453KB
The California Burrowing Owl Consortium

1993
Notes on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
DOC, 39KB
Various
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
Proceedings of the California Burrowing Owl Symposium (Front matter and Table of Contents)
PDF, 65KB
Barclay, JH, KW Hunting, JL Lincer, J Linthicum, and TA Roberts (eds)
Bird Populations Monographs No. 1, Institute for Bird Populations/Albion Environmental Inc.
2003
Study of waterbirds response to trail use in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
PDF, 2.6MB
Trulio, L, J Sokale, and K Lafferty,

December 5, 2008
Study of waterbirds response to trail use in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
PDF, 2.6MB
Trulio, L, J Sokale, and K Lafferty,

December 5, 2008

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