The BirdLife Powerful Owl project would like to invite you along from 1:30 to 3:30pm for a presentation on Owl identification, biology, & ecology. For those who would like to become volunteer citizen scientists, the second hour will provide more details on the project, allow participants to get permits, sign-up formally, and to go over how we will be monitoring Powerful Owls in 2019. Participants are welcome to just come and go during the break at 2:30.
The project aims to monitor Powerful Owls in southeast Queensland and is modelled after the highly successful Powerful Owl project in Sydney http://birdlife.org.au/projects/powerful-owl-project. The Powerful Owl project has proven to be one which effectively monitors this threatened species and delivers concrete management recommendations to help protect owls. In Brisbane we started the project last year and 175 people helped discover 81 Powerful Owl locations in southeast Queensland, and observed 14 young owls at ten nesting hollows. This next year we hope to find more nesting hollows.
This project is proudly supported by The Wettenhall Environment Trust, The Australian Bird Environment Foundation and has previously been supported by Logan City Council and by Brisbane City Council.