Boreal Owl Research

The research that members of CARRI is doing with Boreal Owls has answered a number of questions:

  1. Boreal Owls do nest within RMNP.

  2. Boreal and Northern Saw-whet Owls live in harmony with one another in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP).

  3. We are capturing different Boreal Owls within RMNP every year.

  4. We capture Boreal Owls within RMNP every fall, yet have never recaptured a banded bird.

Below are some questions about this species that have yet been answered

  1. Do Boreal Owls defend a territory or just their nest tree?

  2. What do Boreal Owls prey upon?

  3. Where do Boreal Owls move to in the fall?

  4. What is the lowest elevation that Boreal Owls can be found nesting in.

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