About This Project
With little known about Northern Saw-whet Owl (NSWO) breeding ecology in Virginia and as a Species of Greatest Conservation Need in the Virginia Wildlife Action Plan, the subject warrants investigation. We hypothesize that NSWO are breeding in the spruce forests of Southwest Virginia. Our project will answer this question by thoroughly surveying potential breeding habitat. We will conduct audio playback surveys 4 times at 29 sites through the breeding season.