Burrow Watch

Burrow Watch Program

burrow_truck_orWe monitor burrowing owls and their wintering and breeding habitat in and adjacent to urban and suburban communities. Through our Burrow Watch program, development projects, open spaces and unintentional reserves are routinely monitored to ensure proper and innovative conservation solutions are implemented, adherence to state and federal wildlife laws, and to champion preservation of habitat within our communities that is accessible to both people and wildlife.

How We Work

Identify Development Projects

We continually locate development activities and identify those projects that pose a concern for burrowing owls.

Document Habitat

We visit project areas and perform burrowing owl site surveys – documenting numbers, active burrows and habitat conditions.

Review Proposals

We meet with city and county departments to review Environmental Impact Reports and work for the protection of burrowing owls.

Monitor Projects

We watchdog development projects to ensure adherence to state and federal laws and the protection of special status species.

Generate Media

When necessary, we generate media coverage to highlight the adverse impacts projects will have on burrowing owls and local habitat.


We rely on volunteers and members of the community to help us monitor, identify and locate burrowing owls and project sites.

Interested in Joining the
Burrow Watch Program?

Do you love burrowing owls? Are you looking for a
great way to volunteer and help wildlife in your community?
No experience is necessary and training will be provided.

Volunteer Opportunities

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