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A Look at Boreal Owl Nesting Habitat in Minnesota Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Data
The Loon (2001)
  • Peter T. Wolter, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • William H. Lane
Abstract

Prior  to  1978, the  known  breeding distribution  of  Boreal  Owls  (Aego­liusfunereus)  included  much of the boreal forest zone of Canada, but did not extend south of the Canada-United  States border.  In  1978, however,  a  Boreal  Owl nest was documented in northeast Minne­ sota (Eckert and Savaloja 1979). Subse­ quent to that 
discovery, the owl has been documented as a breeding species through­ out  the  western  Rocky  Mountain  states (Palmer and Ryder 1984, Holt and Ermatinger  1989,  Hayward  et a!.  1993), and today is considered to be a regular nesting species in Minnesota (Lane 1997). The  Boreal  Owl  is  currently  listed  as a sensitive species in the Superior National Forest (SNF 1986) but is not listed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Re­ sources as endangered, threatened or species of special concern.

Publication Date
2001
Publisher Statement
Copyright 2001 Minnesota Ornithologists' Union
Citation Information
Peter T. Wolter and William H. Lane. "A Look at Boreal Owl Nesting Habitat in Minnesota Using Landsat Thematic Mapper Data" The Loon Vol. 73 (2001) p. 192 - 199
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/peter-wolter/14/