San Diego Management & Monitoring Program


Vertebrate Species
Burrowing Owl Recovery- Camera Traps

January 1, 2013 - March 4, 2019 in progress

Project description

An adaptive management approach to recovering burrowing owl populations and restoring a grassland ecosystem in San Diego County; camera trapping at burrowing owl nest entrances; productivity; reproductive success; predation; prey; foraging


Project protocol

Name: Camera trapping at nest burrows

Description: Camera traps set 1-3m from nest burrow entrances, cameras set to take 3 pictures per trigger with 30-second quiet period


Project spatial boundary

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring-Animals

Target species: Western burrowing owl


Implementing entities

Investigator: Colleen Wisinski; Jeffery Lincer