The current magazine arrived a couple of weeks ago. The editor talked about many things, including a project about Boreal Owls. Randy Lauff is an instructor with the Department of Biology at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. (commonly known around here as St.FX) In 2004, he discovered the first two Boreal Owl nests in Nova Scotia. He's working on a project to prove that the owls exist in other parts of the province. You can read about his owl project here.
And this is where we come in. We have volunteered to be part of the project. This involves mounting 2 nesting boxes in our trees and monitoring the boxes. If we're lucky enough to get some owls nesting, then Randy will be paying us a visit. If we get some Saw-whet owls, then he'll come down to band the birds. If we're lucky enough to get Boreal owls, then he'll be down more frequently to take growth related measurements, extract nest material (to understand their diet), etc.
Fingers crossed we'll get some owls!