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Up Close: Attracting owls: Nest box vacancies and owl puke

[title]Up Close: Attracting owls: Nest box vacancies and owl puke[desc]9810-103a Ave NW Edmonton, AB Ongoing through Friday, April 22, 2022, 1pm [image: Up Close: Attracting owls: Nest box vacancies and owl puke] Boreal owls (Aegolius funereus) live throughout the boreal forest in North America and northern Eurasia. Though well studied in Europe, we know little about boreal owl prey and reproductive success in Alberta. To find out more, we installed 31 nest boxes to attract pairs of boreal owls to nest so we can monitor their nesting attempts and collect their pellets. By dissecting and separating the bones and teeth in the pellets, we can identify the species of small mammals that the owls are catching and eating. This helps us examine the relationships between prey, the landscapes around their nests, and owl reproductive success. City / Town : Edmonton Event Venue : Royal Alberta Museum Short Description : To learn more about Boreal owls we installed 31 nest boxes so we can monitor them and collect their pellets. Learn what we found out. Event Category : Education, Museums / Attractions Cost : Free with admission Where to purchase tickets : royalalbertamuseum.ca… Tickets Phone : 825-468-6000 Contact Email : info.ram@gov.ab.ca Additional Information : Our virtual talk series Up Close: Stories, objects, and ideas from beyond the galleries returns for 2022! Join museum experts to learn about research and collections projects, meet special guests, ask questions, and get up close with the fascinating stories of our collection., Up Close virtual talks are free to attend, and take place from 12 - 1 pm on Fridays. Join us for one, two, or all of the talks!. Event Details. Location: 9810 103a Ave NW , Edmonton, AB