Barn Owl Recovery Project in Southern Illinois

May 21, 2012
7:00 pmto9:00 pm

Barn Owl Recovery Project in Southern Illinois

adult barn own on fence post

Photo by Richard Day, Daybreak Imagery

Join us for our Annual Meeting and special presentation by Dr. Jeff Walk on the Barn Owl Recovery Project.
The barn owl (Tyto alba) is Endangered in Illinois, and a Species in Greatest Need of Conservation in the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan. The primary reason for the species decline is loss of habitat for voles, it’s preferred prey, and  suitable nesting sites. Jeff will tell about the Recovery Project, a six-step program that includes habitat enlargement and enhancement, deploying and monitoring man-made nest boxes and research.

Open to the public — everyone is welcome!

The meeting will take place at the Carbondale Township Hall, 217 E. Main Street.

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One Response to Barn Owl Recovery Project in Southern Illinois

  1. Tom Niksch says:

    My brother and I own 375 acres in SE Hamilton County, IL. We have 45 acres CRP and within one mile there is at least a total of 80 acres CRP, plus probably that much more cattle pasture and hay. The area is about three miles west of the Dolan Lake dam.

    We would be interested in hosting a barn owl nest box, but need to know more about specific site requirements and box design. Our situation would be best with a box on a pole, if those are somewhat successful.

    Please advise how we can learn more, or get guidance.

    Tom Niksch

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