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Training

Western Burrowing Owl Workshop 2014 Field Session 2

Date

Thursday, July 31, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Michaels at Shoreline
Mountain View
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 July 30. Participants met at Shoreline Golf Course and proceeded into the field site as a group. Dr Trulio was joined by City of Mountain View biologist, Phil Higgins.  Together they co-wrote the Shoreline Burrowing Owl Preservation Plan.

 

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

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
OTHER INFORMATION
2012 Shoreline Burrowing Owl Preservation Plan
PDF, 1.7MB
Lynne Trulio, PhD., Philip Higgins

2012

Questions and Answers

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