Helping Canada’s most endangered owl species

Project Year: 2020-2021

Multi-year Project

Northern Spotted Owls, photo: NSO breeding program

Project Lead

British Columbia Conservation Foundation


Coastal Region


Project Type

Habitat-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution


Action Plan Alignment


Project ID


Northern Spotted Owl Captive Breeding Program


Northern Spotted Owl Information Sessions: Friday, November 13 and 20

Friday, November 13 at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific time): Owl breeding season behaviour

Friday, November 20 at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific time): Artificial incubation and hand-raising

Use this link to join the owl information sessions:

Meeting ID: 859 8991 2009 Passcode: 764273

This project will provide funding to the Northern Spotted Owl Captive Breeding Program. The program’s goal is to produce captive-born Northern Spotted Owls for release into suitable habitat within the Bridge-Seton Watershed to recover the local population to a minimum of 20 individuals. This owl is one of Canada’s most endangered bird species, and its entire Canadian range occurs in southwestern BC. Fewer than 30 individuals remain in Canada, with more than half residing in captivity at the breeding facility in BC