Series to look at burrowing owls in May

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
April, May, June image for Werner Wildlife Study Series.

If you have ever wondered how biologists study birds and want to know more about the little owls that live in holes in the ground, then plan to join the May Werner Wildlife Study Series Thursday, May 20, at 7 p.m.

According to India Hayford, museum assistant, May’s topic, “Migration of Wyoming’s Burrowing Owls Across America,” will examine how biologists use satellite transmitters to trap and track burrowing owls to identify their migration routes and wintering areas. Andrea Orabona, a statewide nongame bird biologist for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Nongame Program based in Lander, will give the presentation.

“The burrowing owl is classified as a ‘Species of Greatest Conservation Need’ in Wyoming. Andrea will discuss the importance of the project, its objectives and methods, and the results thus far,” said Ms. Hayford.

The program will appear via Zoom. Attendees can access links to the program via the museum’s Facebook page. For more information, call 307-235-2108. The Werner Wildlife Museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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