We first check Boreal Owl boxes on May 26th. Since then we've gone back every other day. Since the boxes are located out the Elliot Highway, north of Fairbanks, AK, the farthest occupied owl box is about 89 miles away from town. Here is a family photo of the chick is box EL 29. They will be fledging within the next 2 weeks.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Well, we have our first full week of monitoring Boreal Owl boxes on the Elliott under our belt. Our undergraduate from the Mount, Jen, has arrived, and has begun taking buccal swabs from all of the chicks.