Marco Island and Cape Coral are the two largest known populations left in Florida.
Only 800 vacant lots are left on Marco Island (Marco Island Chamber of Commerce).
But … Owl Watch and the Marco Burrowing Owl Graduating Class of 2018 had an astonishing nesting season:
- 760 Volunteer Hours
- 4,570 Observations at Burrows
- 194 Owl Pairs Monitored
- 3 Average Fledged Chicks per Pair
- 98 Owls Banded by AWE Biologist
- 423 Chicks Fledged – Highest Ever on Record
Florida Burrowing Owls are Adaptable
All images © Jean Hall