I'm seeking the help of anyone on this chat group who may know
something about the status of Short-eared Owls in this region. I've
been asked to act as a last-minute fill-in author on this species for
the California Bird Species of Special Concern project. I don't have
any particular expertise on this species, so any help would be much
appreciated (and acknowledged in the account).
I am particularly interested in the breeding status of owls in this
region -- particularly specific sites; any information on how many may
be nesting; and any details about changes in status here (e.g., sites
they used to nest but no longer do so). I do have older literature,
so what I am most interested in is the current status -- say in the
last 5 years of so.
Please email me directly as soon as possible. Many thanks.