Donation Options

"On the Wings of Research" Owl Transmitter Project

 
$1,350
$8,650
Raised
Remaining

Summary

This project will place transmitters on released owls in order to: provide much needed post-release data to the wildlife medical community, be the first study to offer information on island-dwelling Maine owls, allow data and techniques to be applied to poorly studied, uncommon, or special concern species, and be a pilot project to offer information on the sometimes 50+ owls admitted to CFW in a winter.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

With limited funding for wildlife care, there is little to no research done on the survivability of one-eyed owls, which poses many questions to wildlife clinics worldwide on prognosis, how and when to release, and much more. Owls also rely on silent flight and their excellent sense of hearing for hunting and feeding themselves, so is it possible that they can survive without perfect vision? CFW typically admits up to 50 owls in a winter by members of the public hoping we can save them.

How will this project solve this problem?

Setting out to get some answers CFW has been working with Biodiversity Research Institute, and now has the amazing opportunity to place a safe transmitter on the owl to track location, movement, and survivability after release! This information will offer insight into how long and if owls can survive with eye trauma offering vets and wildlife clinics worldwide about whether one eyed owls would starve to death after release, or be able to survive well regardless of injury.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will be the first study to offer information on island-dwelling Maine owls and allow researchers to better understand seasonal habitat use and how to protect them. The data and techniques used and learned in this study will be able to be applied to poorly studied, uncommon, or special concern species. This will provide better tools and education to wildlife managers and the public. This will be a pilot project to offer information on the sometimes 50+ owls admitted to CFW yearly.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,350
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $8,650
Total Funding Goal: $10,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 8849 to 80088 to donate $10 to "On the Wings of Research" Owl Transmitter Project. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-"On the Wings of Research" Owl Transmitter Project project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $25
  • $50
  • $100
  • $250
  • $500
  • $800
  • $1,000
  • $3,300
  • $25
    each month
  • $50
    each month
  • $100
    each month
  • $250
    each month
  • $500
    each month
  • $800
    each month
  • $1,000
    each month
  • $3,300
    each month
  • $

Organization

Project Leader

Kristen Lamb

Director
Cape Neddick, ME United States

Where is this project located?

Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.