The Auburn Saw-whet Owl Project
A simple phone call to Strickland Wheelock from Keith MacAdams was the beginning of the Auburn Saw-whet Owl project. Keith, Kim, and Gary Hetel took a trip out to observe Strickland's crew in action, scoped out a place to set up nets at the Auburn Sportsman's Club, obtained the needed pliers and bands, Keith bought a black light and the rest is history.
11/19/04 "Ms. Vegas" is the Lucky Number 7 owl added to our collection.
(above photos courtesy of Steve Vincent)
Ms. Vegas (above) and Little Kim (below) courtesy of Mattie VandenBoom
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The following pictures were taken by Stephanie Donaldson and they are all of "Little Kim."
"Little Kim" is the first Saw-whet Owl caught by the Auburn Bird Banding Team. She is a beautiful little girl. In the short time spent processing "Little Kim", she managed to make eye contact with all the research assistants in the room. It was almost a religious experience. The whole room was in awe. Looking forward to our next owl. Maybe a male next time so we can call him "Little Keith."
Chad, Little Keith, and Hermanetta, all caught first round 10/29/04.
11/6/04, "Little G" was caught on the 2nd round. Unfortunately, "Big G" was not there to meet "Little G." Mordecai was caught on the 4th round.
16 Owls Captured Friday, 10/21/2005, Check out the pictures, Click Here
4 Owls captured on 10-27-06.
Florence, an AHY Female
Little Kerry, a SY Female
Lola and Carlotta, both TY Females.
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