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

Watershed/Sub-region

Coastal Region

Bridge-Seton

Project Type

Habitat-Based Actions

FWCP Contribution

$98,800

Action Plan Alignment

All

Project ID

COA-F21-W-3171

Northern Spotted Owl Captive Breeding Program

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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: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85989912009?pwd=RkRHUjFBY0N5eUg1VTcwNGRjYXlIUT09

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‚Äôs 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