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).

1995

2018

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

Ways You Can Save Florida Burrowing Owls

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Thank You in Advance!