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Exploring the Saw-whet Owl


Everyone has a passion and for Gene Jacobs it is raptor research.  For 38 years he has been studying the species and for 20 years has helped the US Fish and Wildlife Service gain valuable knowledge about one type of owl, the Saw-whet.  He has been banding them for the service and from that they have learned information such as there migration routes.  The birds normally breed in the Northern United States or Southern Canada and for the winter migrate as far south as Arkansas and Tennessee.  The farthest report on an owl was in Memphis, Tennessee.  For more information on him, his research and outreach to students please check out the video report!      

Till next time! Kristen Connolly

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