June 2004 - The only Short-eared Owl observed on this trip was in the area shown in this photo.  The grass here was in standing water when we visited the site, but it appeared to us that the water level was dropping rapidly and that these areas would likely dry out by early July.  Further south, Short-eared Owls often nest adjacent to a tall tuft of dried grass; if this is the case for the northern population too, then areas such as this could be important for nesting.  (Photo by Marcel Gahbauer)

2002- The Migration Research Foundation Inc.