As darkness falls, discover one of the most secretive owl species in North America. Join us on an expedition into the mountains of Northern Utah to hear the low-pitched "boop" of the Flammulated Owl. The pocked-sized insectivore is less than six inches tall with dark, searching eyes—and an expert avian biologist will help us find them.
This is a chance to join researchers in their search for active nest sites, and to provide assistance as they measure and band female birds and follow the calls of territorial males. You’ll help scientists understand resource needs in an ever-changing environment and shifting climate. In these four days, we’ll add important data to the long-term study of this unique, tiny owl.
Hiking, bushwhacking, and the carrying of field equipment are required. Participants must be able to hike between 5 and 10 miles per day on sometimes steep and unmarked terrain. We will also be spending extended time in the forest after dark with headlamps and flashlights.