2016 Saw Whet Owl Season

Coming into the season we had high hopes for smashing our season high record of 82 owls.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans and we had 9 days of rain in the 12 most important days of the migration.  We did band a respectable 45 owls though and we even caught a banded owl from Carsonville, PA (4 year old female) and from Cape May, NJ (3 year old unknown).  Three of our birds popped up in various places too.  One in Valhalla, NY (a hatch year female) this is the second bird we sent them in the past 2 years.   Our second one ended up in Mount. Holly Springs, PA (2 year old female banded in 2015) and our third return came from Pennington, NJ (2 year old female banded this season).  We are only 5 owls from 300.  Overall, it was a good season.

 

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