Barn Owl Recovery Project in Southern Illinois

barn owl chickes

Barn Owl Recovery Project in Southern Illinois

adult barn own on fence post
Photo by Richard Day, Daybreak Imagery

Join us for our Annual Meeting and special presentation by Dr. Jeff Walk on the Barn Owl Recovery Project.
The barn owl (Tyto alba) is Endangered in Illinois, and a Species in Greatest Need of Conservation in the Illinois Wildlife Action Plan. The primary reason for the species decline is loss of habitat for voles, it’s preferred prey, and  suitable nesting sites. Jeff will tell about the Recovery Project, a six-step program that includes habitat enlargement and enhancement, deploying and monitoring man-made nest boxes and research.

Open to the public — everyone is welcome!

The meeting will take place at the Carbondale Township Hall, 217 E. Main Street.

Turkeys, Bobwhite, and Grassland Birds in Illinois

wild turkeyStudies of Avian Ecology and Conservation: Turkeys, Bobwhite, and Grassland Birds in Illinois

Carbondale Township Hall . 217 E. Main Street

Dr. Clay Nielsen, an Assistant Professor with the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory and Department of Forestry at SIUC, will discuss 3 research projects he is conducting on avian ecology and conservation in Illinois.  These studies focus on turkey response to prescribed fire, genetics of northern bobwhite, and the effects of CRP management on grassland birds.