San Diego Management & Monitoring Program

Vertebrate Species
Burrowing Owl Artificial Burrow Surveys- CDFW 2010- 2012

April 1, 2010 - October 31, 2012 completed

Project description

Artificial burrows for the western burrowing owl were surveyed in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Each burrow was surveyed for evidence of burrowing owl use. Types of evidence included whitewash, prey remains, feathers, pellets, or visual confirmation of the species. Burrows with strong or multiple types of evidence were marked as used by burrowing owls. Maintenance needs were also recorded for each burrow. Survey results:

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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring-Animals

Target species: Western burrowing owl

Investigator: Nancy Frost

Main implementing entity: California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Point of contact: Nancy Frost

Study lead: Meredith Osborne; Nancy Frost