This year marked a very special discovery for our Western Screech-owl monitoring program.
Their adorable mating call sounds like a bouncing ball; a series of hoots, speeding up. They use these calls to find a mate, advertise their territory, and communicate with each other.
Listen to their call:
This small owl has disappeared from much of its former range across the Lower Mainland, mostly due to the loss of suitable forest habitat. We have been working hard to support their continued existence.
This year, our audio recording devices picked up something exciting…