Owl Team

What We're Working on Now

We have nearly completed our owl habitat map for the retrospective analysis. This GIS-based map tracks annual vegetation changes (due to timber harvests, fire, and regeneration) across 74 owl territories from 1993-2012. We expect to finish by the end of January, at which time we can assess the map’s accuracy using "on the ground" data that we collected during the 2012 field season. This map, along with historic owl demographic data, will be used to assess the impact of habitat alteration on spotted owl occupancy, reproduction, and survival.

The data from the 2012 field season has been compiled, entered and validated. On the SNAMP owl study area (Last Chance + Eldorado), the proportion of occupied territories was lower than average (0.45), but reproduction on occupied territories was above average (0.46). The 18 observed nesting attempts produced 16 fledglings.

We are currently preparing for the 2013 field season that begins in April.

The Owl team has a recent publication, you can read about it and find a link to download the article here:

The Owl workplan is available here




Kim_Ingram said at 3:33 p.m., 4 October 2012 ,

The following are questions and responses regarding the CA spotted owl: Q1:Since 1993, the owl team stated that they ...

Kim_Ingram said at 11:21 a.m., 20 September 2012 ,

The following questions have been submitted by Steve Brink in response to the SNAMP Owl team's IT meeting in ...

Kim_Ingram said at 11:36 a.m., 6 September 2012 ,

The following response is from the SNAMP Owl team to questions submitted by Steve Brink after the IT meeting of ...