The Hungry Horse News has a story about an ongoing survey of hawk owls in Glacier Park’s burn areas . . .
It hunts by day, has a long tail and is a fierce killer with a sweet trill of a song. It’s the northern hawk owl, and it’s one of Northwest Montana’s most unique birds.
Researchers from the Owl Institute, a Charlo-based nonprofit dedicated to owl research and conservation, have banded 60 hawk owls since their research began in earnest in 2005, according Matt Larson of the institute.
Along with his wife Jess, the two have been scouring the woods of Glacier National Park for several years in search of the owls. To date, the couple and other researchers from the institute have located 30 hawk owl nests in the Glacier Park region.