Great Gray Owls in southwestern Oregon.


Rogue Valley Audubon Society is currently serving as official recipient and holder of funds raised to support a project to build, install and monitor nest platforms for Great Gray Owls in southwestern Oregon.  There are eleven platforms currently in place, and one, in the Cascade Mountains, is being used by a pair of Great Grays.  Photos shown above, courtesy of Peter Thiemann, show the platform and the adult pair with their two youngsters.  Peter, a professional photographer and resident of Jacksonville, and Harry Fuller, President of the Klamath Bird Observatory Board of Directors, are directing this project which is aimed at increasing the number of these magnificent birds in this area as well as contributing to the store of knowledge of their life cycle and role in the local environment.