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Training

Western Burrowing Owl Repeat Workshop - 2013 Field Session 1

This field session was in conjunction with the 1-Day Burrowing Owl Repeat Workshop held on August 30.

Date

Friday, August 30, 2013
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Santa Clara Waste Water Treatment Plant
Santa Clara
Lunch will not be provided

COST: FREE

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

This field session was in conjunction with the 1-Day Burrowing Owl Repeat Workshop held on August 30.  Participants met at the Waste Water Treatment Plant on Zanker Road and proceeded into the field site as a group.  We recommended appropriate walking shoes and layers as it can be a windy site. 

 

Personal vehicles were required for traveling to the site.  The instructor provided information on the ecology and habitat needs of burrowing owls as well as how to plan habitats for owls. In the field, participants:

  • surveyed for active burrowing owl burrows and distinguished them from other burrows,
  • learned to identify and sex adults in the field,
  • identified chicks and their approximate age,
  • learned how to determine appropriate human disturbance buffer distances, and
  • viewed examples of enhancement for burrowing owl nesting and foraging habitat

 

There were no equipment requirements but good scopes or binoculars were recommended.

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
Participant Liability waiver
DOCX, 15KB
City of San Jose

2013

Questions and Answers

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