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Maine Owl Monitoring Program

Main Project Information
Goal No Goal was listed but it’s probably amazing
Task No Task was listed but it’s probably doable
Where None Maine United States Maine United States

The Maine Owl Monitoring Program is a citizen science project investigating the effects of different survey protocols on owl detections.

The program aims to document the distribution and abundance of Maine’s owls, including both common and rare species; examine habitat, weather, and other variables that may relate to owl distribution and abundance; and engage citizen scientists in a unique research opportunity.

How to Join

To participate, contact the program coordinator, Dave Potter, at (207) 948-3131 ext. 330 or

Required Gear

You’ll need some basic supplies, including a portable CD player, extra batteries, a flashlight, a watch or clock, a thermometer, a clipboard, extra pens/pencils, and warm clothes. The Maine Owl Monitoring Program will provide the rest of the supplies.

Those interested in volunteering can read the complete owl monitoring protocol for more details:

Ideal Age Group College, Graduate students, Adults
Spend the Time outdoors
Project Updated 05/23/2018