Owl Stretching Time

Owls, like most birds, undertake migrations or regular or semi-regular movements from one place to another. That's not news to anyone. Specific and new information on migration is still needed, though. There are a number of researchers out there doing interesting work on owl migration, particularly Saw-whet Owls. A few work in our area and are part of a larger network of dedicated owl stretchers. There's a history of Saw-whet Owl research in southwestern Ohio, dating back to at least the work of Worth Randle and Ronald Austing in the 1950s. For more information on the earlier research, see the article Randle and Austing published in 1952: "Ecological Notes on Long-Eared and Saw-Whet Owls in Southwestern Ohio. Ecology: Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 422-426."