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General News · 22nd March 2023
Join us for a fascinating presentation about the Western Screech Owl, Saturday, March 25 at 2 pm, Linnaea Farm Education Centre. Learn about the search for this elusive beautiful owl in coastal BC and here on Cortes, why it is in trouble and what is being done to help.

We will be joined by Emily Upham-Mills, Ecosystem Biologist from the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship. Emily will be highlighting the research taking place, and give you chance to literally hear the results of surveys – taken from recording units (think wildlife cam for sound) placed around the island and elsewhere in BC.
We will also be giving you an update on our efforts this year to track them down here and in our neighbouring discovery islands, and how we managed to find one!

There will be a chance after the presentation to listen to sound recordings, learn what is like to be a screech owl researcher, and see what you can find from a world of forest sounds.

Refreshments provided including specially commissioned Julie Keith owl cookies – not to be missed!

Everyone welcome!

To find out more about this exciting project visit

You can also learn more about this amazing little owl here

Listen to its calls here

This project is being undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of Environment and Climate Change. We are also grateful for invaluable support and guidance from the Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship and the Pacific Megascops Research Alliance (PMRA)