Passive relocation: a method to preserve burrowing owls on disturbed sites

  • Published source details Trulio L.A. (1995) Passive relocation: a method to preserve burrowing owls on disturbed sites. Journal of Field Ornithology, 66, 99-106.


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Provide artificial nesting sites for owls

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Bird Conservation
  1. Provide artificial nesting sites for owls

    A replicated study in California, USA, between 1988 and 1993 (Trulio 1995) found that 18 burrowing owls Athene cunicularia that were ‘evicted’ (using one-way doors) from their original burrows at five grassland sites, apparently occupied artificial burrows created 7-75 m away from original burrows. A pair provided with three burrows 165 m from their original burrow did not use them. The authors note that owls were not ringed, so those in artificial burrows could not be confirmed as the evicted birds.


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