Flammulated Owls of Wood’s Gulch, Montana

Flammulated Owls of Wood’s Gulch, Montana

The other night, Thomas Kallmeyer and I spent the evening along the ridges above Wood’s Gulch near Missoula. The object of our birding quest was the enigmatic Flammulated Owl. Starting shortly after 10 o’clock, the first male began giving his territorial...

My little secret Short-eared Owl spot

We all have our own secret little birding spots, those nooks of habitats that we find so magically. One of my spots is a little dirt road on the north side of the Ninepipe National Wildlife Refuge. So many times I have crept along this road as the dust settles from...

We kinda got skunked…I’ll explain

Last night, Sam and I went up into the Bridger Mountains in pursuit of Boreal and Great Gray Owls. Well, as luck would have it the wind was blowing hard enough to eliminate any possibilities of hearing any owl. We did, however, find a lone Long-eared Owl on a fence...

Owling Season 2009 begins

On Monday, Sam Koenen and I kicked off the 2009 owling season with a loop trip up to Springhill. We were awarded with 2 owl species; Great Horned and Long-eared Owls. This is a wonderful start to the year. A full report is available at...