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: http://arcg.is/2dDPFsS


Project protocol

Name: CDFW Burrow Inspections 2010-2012

Description: Artificial burrows were visually inspected each year for 2010, 2011, and 2012. All types of evidence of use were recorded. Threats or maintenance concerns were also documented.


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Project focus

Project type: Monitoring-Animals

Target species: Western burrowing owl


Implementing entities

Investigator: Nancy Frost

Main implementing entity: California Department of Fish & Wildlife

Point of contact: Nancy Frost

Study lead: Meredith Osborne; Nancy Frost