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-whetE. 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


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