[Tweeters] Short-eared Owls?

jimbetz at jimbetz.com jimbetz at jimbetz.com
Sat Apr 23 07:40:48 PDT 2022


Last year, particularly in Jan and Feb but well into May - we were seeing
Short-Eared Owls on the Samish Flats and Fir Island. This year has been
VERY few. Does anyone know:

1) Why they aren't here this year?
2) Where they ARE this year?

I will speculate on #1 by noting that we had a very long cold spell
this year and it may have affected the vole/rodent population. ???

I tried to use e-Bird to answer #2 and failed. I can get it to focus
on Skagit County -or- on Short-eared Owls ... but not both ... in order
to find "last seen". What am I doing wrong?
- Jim in Burlington

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