For those of you who may have missed the New Mexico Prairie Dog/Burrowing Owl working group meeting a month or so ago, I just wanted to provide a brief follow-up.
I’ve attached the short presentation we made at the working group meeting regarding the status of Burrowing Owl data from the working group that Natural Heritage New Mexico is databasing for the group. This is also a good time to remind everyone after they have been out to spring migration spots and getting ready for breeding bird surveys that we are still interested in compiling burrowing owl data.
The Burrowing Owl Observation Form has been uploaded to the Natural Heritage website and is accessible to anyone at https://nhnm.unm.edu/data/contribute_data/burrowing_owl_form. The database is current through 2015, so we would also be interested in receiving 2016 data from anyone who has data to submit.
Thanks to everyone for contributing to this effort that will help to further our conservation efforts across the state.
This is also a test of a “merged” mailing list of the prairie dog and burrowing owl working group lists without duplicates, so if anyone receives this message twice, please let me know I can make the changes accordingly.