A Look at Boreal Owl Nesting Habitat in Minnesota Using Landsat Thematic Mapper DataThe Loon (2001)
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.
Citation InformationPeter 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
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