Report on Fall 2021 Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding by the Central Ohio Owl Project
Blake Mathys, Ph.D.
The fall of 2021 was my second year of banding Northern Saw-whet Owls on our farm in Union County. This fall had similar overall results to the fall of 2020, with a few more Eastern Screech-Owls and a surprise Barred Owl being caught. The table below shows numbers from the last two years. One of the foreign recapture saw-whets came from Quebec, and the other was originally banded by Tom Bartlett on Kelleys Island.
| Season || Saw-whet Banded || Foreign Recapture Saw-whet||E. Screech-Owl Banded ||Number of Nights |
| Fall 2020 || 15 || 1 ||1||16|
| Spring 2021 || 1 || 0 ||0||11|
| Fall 2021 || 14 || 2 ||3||30|
Most of the owls caught during fall banding:
All banding carried out with appropriate state and federal permits