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Western Burrowing Owl Workshop 2018

Western Burrowing Owl Workshop 2018 program image

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the natural history, habitat needs, effective preservation, and implementation of agency requirements for western burrowing owl conservation.  

Date

Thursday, July 19, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility
San Jose
Lunch will be provided

COST: $300.00
Payable by check to Elkhorn Slough Foundation
Payable by credit card (online)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS PROGRAM IS CLOSED


Instructor Information

Dr. Lynne Trulio
Department Chair, Environmental Studies
San Jose State

Contact

Grant Lyon
grant@elkhornslough.org
831-274-8700

Sponsors

Description

See also: Burrowing Owl, Habitat Restoration

Overview

 

On July 19 2018, Dr. Lynne Trulio will present a workshop on the ecology and conservation of the western burrowing owl, (Athene cunicularia hypugaea).  Her research in the South San Francisco Bay region has focused on the ecology and recovery of this species.  Dr. Trulio is a researcher and professor at San Jose State University and has published numerous papers on the effects of human impact on the species, as well as the general ecology and management for the species.

 

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about the natural history, habitat needs, effective management, and implementation of agency requirements for burrowing owl conservation.  Workshop information will be useful for gaining basic knowledge about the ecology of the species as well as related information about conservation planning, meeting CEQA and other regulatory requirements, and for outreach to the public.

 

Workshop format

 

The workshop consists of a daytime classroom session, Thursday, July 19 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., and enrollment in either one of two field training sessions, either Thursday July 19, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (immediately after the classroom portion) or Friday July 20, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m (the next morning). Both the classroom and the field components of the workshop take place at the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility.

 

Workshop objectives

 

  • Increase understanding of the biology of burrowing owl
  • Increase understanding of habitat management for this species
  • Increase understanding of improved local and large-scale conservation planning efforts

 

Topics discussed

 

  • Basic biology
  • Identification
  • Distribution/movement
  • Habitat requirements
  • Threats
  • Survey methods
  • Methods for assessing potential project impacts and approaches for avoidance and minimization.
  • Management and regulatory requirements

 

Field training practicum

 

During the field visit, participants will learn:

  • To distinguish burrows of different species
  • To identify a burrowing owl in the field
  • Key characteristics of breeding and wintering habitat
  • The basics of surveying for burrowing owls
  • Benefits/drawbacks of various field methods

 

This component can give participants only a brief introduction to the requirements and difficulties of field surveying and cannot be viewed as adequate preparation for undertaking burrowing owl surveys to satisfy agency requirements.

 

***Very Important***

 

It is important to note that no component of this workshop should be construed to apply to attendee’s ability to obtain permits for western burrowing owl; if you are interested in how workshop activities might be used for permitting, you are encouraged to contact your agency permitting representative.

 

Payment Deadline and Registration Details

 

5 p.m. June 28 is the deadline for both payment and registration. 

 

We do not allow 3rd party registration - please do not register anyone but yourself.

 

If you cancel prior to June 28, 5 p.m., we will refund any registration fees minus a $50 processing fee.  We cannot refund registration fees for cancellation after this date however, please let us know if you cannot attend, so we can allow others the opportunity to register.  If you pre-register and do not pay by June 28, 5 p.m., we cannot guarantee you a spot as our waiting list tends to be quite long.  You cannot substitute your registration for another, even in your own organization.  We reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event should we receive insufficient registration by June 29; in that event, we will remit full refunds.

 

After you register, please email Grant Lyon grant@elkhornslough.org your preference for the field training component.  While we cannot guarantee your preference, we will do what we can to meet your desires.  To make the field component work well, we must make difficult decisions in splitting the group into two, maximizing the teacher:student ratio.  We will notify you of your assigned field training date by July 2.

 

Documents and Publications

Contact List
We encourage participants to download the contact list to assist with arranging a rideshare or to get in contact with someone you met at the workshop. Those interested in sharing a ride to the event are marked on the contact list.

DOCUMENT AUTHOR / SOURCE
WORKSHOP MATERIALS
Burrowing Owl Bibliography
PDF, 175KB
Dr. Lynne Trulio
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program
July 2018
Burrowing Owl Workshop Field Form
PDF, 318KB
Dr. Lynne Trulio
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program
July 2018
Western Burrowing Owl Workshop Presentation
PDF, 19MB
Dr. Lynne Trulio
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve's Coastal Training Program
July 2018
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
A simple artificial burrow design for burrowing owls
PDF, 361KB
Barclay, JH
Journal of Raptor Research 42(1): 53-57
2008
A simple one-way door design for passive relocation of western burrowing owls
PDF, 81KB
Clark, HO and DL Plumpton
California Fish and Game 91(4): 286-289
2005
An analysis of spatial clustering and implications for wildlife management - a burrowing owl example
PDF, 163KB
Fisher, JB, L Trulio, G Biging, and D Chromczak
Environmental Management 39: 403-411
2007
Analyses of burrowing owl populations in New Mexico
PDF, 1MB
Arrowood, PC, CA Finley, and BC Thompson
Journal of Raptor Research 35(4): 362-370
2001
Association of sex, fledgling date and sibling relationships with post-fledgling movement of burrowing owls in a non-migratory population in the Imperial Valley, California
PDF, 358KB
Catlin, DH and DK Rosenberg
Journal of Raptor Research 48(2): 106-117
2014
Associations of grassland bird communities with black-tailed prairie dogs in the North American Great Plains
PDF, 973KB
Augustine, DJ and BW Barker
Conservation Biology 27(2): 324-334
2013
Associations of grassland birds with vegetation structure in the northern Campos of Uruguay
PDF, 1.2MB
Azpiroz, AB and JG Blake
The Condor 118(1): 12-23
2016
Behavior and population ecology of the burrowing owl, Speotyto cunicularia, in the Imperial Valley of California
PDF, 1.3MB
Coulombe, HN
The Condor 136(1): 143-148
1971
Comparative demography of burrowing owls in agricultural and urban landscapes in southeastern Washington
PDF, 200KB
Conway, CJ, V Garcia, MD Smith, LA Ellis, and JL Whitney
Journal of Field Ornithology 77(3):280-290
2006
Comparison of detection probability associated with burrowing owl survey methods
PDF, 217KB
Conway, CJ and JC Simon
Journal of Wildlife Management 67(3): 501–511
2003
Correlations between burrowing owl and black-tailed prairie dog declines: A 7-year analysis
PDF, 488KB
Desmond, MJ, JA Savidge, and KM Eskridge
Journal of Wildlife Management 64(4): 1067-1075
2000
Distribution and abundance of western burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) in southeastern California
PDF, 65KB
Wilkerson, RL and RB Siegel
The Southwestern Naturalist 56(3): 378-384
2011
Effects of human land use on western burrowing owl foraging and activity budgets
EFFECTS OF HUMAN LAND USE ON WESTERN BURROWING OWL FORAGING AND ACTIVITY BUDGETS, 131KB
Chipman, ED, NE McIntyre, RE Strauss, MC Wallace, JD Ray, and CW Boal
Journal of Raptor Research 42(2): 87-98
2008
Effects of radiotransmitter necklaces on behaviors of adult male western burrowing owls
PDF, 105KB
Chipman, ED, NE McIntyre, JD Ray, MC Wallace, and CW Boal
Journal of Wildlife Management 71(5): 1662-1668
2007
Effects of radiotransmitters on natal recruitment of burrowing owls
PDF, 145KB
Conway, CJ and V Garcia
Journal of Wildlife Management 69(1): 404-408
2004
Eighteen microsatellite loci developed from western burrowing owls
PDF, 174KB
Faircloth, BC, A Title, K Tan, J Welty, JR Belthoff, and PA Gowaty
Conservation Genetics Resources 2(1): 167-171
2010
Extreme precipitation reduces reproductive output of an endangered raptor
PDF, 258KB
Fisher, RJ, TI Wellicome, EM Bayne, RG Poulin, LD Todd, and AT Ford
Journal of Applied Ecology 52(6): 1500-1508
2015
Factors affecting the presence of nesting burrowing owls in an agricultural landscape
PDF, 214KB
Bartok, ND and CJ Conway
Journal of Raptor Research 44(4): 286-293
2010
High individual consistency in fear of humans throughout the adult lifespan of rural and urban burrowing owls
PDF, 596KB
Carrete, M and JL Tella
Scientific Reports 3: 3524
2013
Intraspecific variation in reproductive traits of burrowing owls
PDF, 221KB
Conway, M, CP Nadeau, and CJ Conway
Journal of Ethology 30(3): 395-402
2012
Modelling effects of chemical exposure on birds wintering in agricultural landscapes: The western burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) as a case study
PDF, 1.7MB
Engelman, CA, WE Grant, MA Mora, and M Woodin
Ecological Modelling 224(1): 90-102
2012
Nest destruction associated with mortality and dispersal of burrowing owls in the Imperial Valley, California
PDF, 49KB
Catlin, DH and DK Rosenberg
The Southwestern Naturalist 51(3): 406-409
2006
Observations on the ecology of burrowing owls in western Oklahoma: A preliminary report
PDF, 776KB
Butts, KO
Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 51: 66-74
1971
Passive relocation - a method to preserve burrowing owls on disturbed sites
PDF, 566KB
Trulio, L
Journal of Field Ornithology 66(1): 99-106
1995
Population trajectory of burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia) in Eastern Washington
PDF, 232KB
Conway, CJ and KL Pardieck
Northwest Science 80(4): 292-297
2006
Seasonal diet of the burrowing owl Athene cunicularia Molina, 1782 (Strigidae) in a hyperarid ecosystem of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile
PDF, 685KB
Carevic, FS, ER Carmona, and A Muñoz-Pedreros
Journal of Arid Environments 97: 237-241
2013
Survival and movements of juvenile burrowing owls during the postfledging period
PDF, 98KB
Davies, JM and M Restani
The Condor 108(2): 282-291
2006
The diet of western burrowing owls in an urban landscape
PDF, 124KB
Trulio, L and P Higgins
Western North American Naturalist 72(3): 348-356
2012
The effect of burrow site use on the reproductive success of a partially migratory population of western burrowing owls (Speotyto cunicularia hypugaea)
PDF, 962KB
Botelho, ES and PC Arrowood
Journal of Raptor Research 32(3): 233-240
1998
The effects of nesting success and mate fidelity on breeding dispersal in burrowing owls
PDF, 266KB
Catlin, DH, DK Rosenberg, and KL Haley
Canadian Journal of Zoology 83(12): 1574-1580
2005
The howdy owls of Arizona: A review of the status of Athene cunicularia
PDF, 819KB
Brown, NL
Journal of Raptor Research 35(4): 344-350
2001
The importance of prairie dog towns to burrowing owls in Oklahoma
PDF, 33KB
Butts, KO and JC Lewis
Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 62: 46-52
1982
Western burrowing owls (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) eavesdrop on alarm calls of black-tailed prairie dogs
PDF, 1.5MB
Bryan, RD and MB Wunder
Ethology 120(2): 180-188
2014
OTHER INFORMATION
A geographic analysis of the burrowing owl population in Santa Clara County, California
PDF, 1.7MB
Buchanan, JD
thesis (San Jose State University)
1996
Burrowing owl habitat management plan - evaluation of impacts to burrowing owls for the NASA Ames development plan
PDF, 3.7MB
Trulio, L
NASA Ames Development Plan
2002
Burrowing owl nesting success in urban and parkland sites in northern California
PDF, 358KB
Trulio, LA and D Chromczak
California Burrowing Owl Symposium, 1-15
Life history and habitat requirements of burrowing owls in western Oklahoma
PDF, 4.6MB
Butts, KO
thesis (Oklahoma State University)
1973
Notes on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
DOC, 39KB
Various
Elkhorn Slough Coastal Training Program
Proceedings of the California Burrowing Owl Symposium (Front matter and Table of Contents)
PDF, 65KB
Barclay, JH, KW Hunting, JL Lincer, J Linthicum, and TA Roberts (eds)
Bird Populations Monographs No. 1, Institute for Bird Populations/Albion Environmental Inc.
2003
Staff Report on Burrowing Owl Mitigation
PDF, 116KB
California Department of Fish and Game

2012
Study of waterbirds response to trail use in the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
PDF, 2.6MB
Trulio, L, J Sokale, and K Lafferty,

December 5, 2008
The ecology of the burrowing owl in California: A synthesis of demographic and space use studies
PDF, 10.6MB
Rosenberg, DK, L.A Trulio, D Catlin, D Chromczack, JA Gervais, N Ronan, and KA Haley.
Unpublished report to Bureau of Land Management.
2007

Links

Burrowing owl calls
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Burrowing_Owl/sounds

Burrowing owl: movie of adults at nest burrow
http://www.arkive.org/burrowing-owl/athene-cunicularia/video-00.html

Burrowing owl: movie of parents and chicks I
http://www.arkive.org/burrowing-owl/athene-cunicularia/video-03a.html

Burrowing owl: movie of parents and chicks II
http://www.arkive.org/burrowing-owl/athene-cunicularia/video-09.html

Questions and Answers

Submit a question on this subject and we'll provide an answer. info@elkhornsloughctp.org