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Long-eared owl mom and her fluffy chicks.

A Surprise Reunion for the Owl Chicks

The six long-eared owl chicks have left the nest, branching out to surrounding trees where they’re learning to fly and hunt on their own. But the Owl Cam captured a surprise reunion from the owlets, one that even owl experts weren’t expecting! Jessica Larson of Owl Research Institute tells us more.

Long-eared owl mom and her fluffy chicks.

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And Then There Were Two

Today, there’s just one! Our Long-eared Owlets have reached that time in the season for heading out on their own into the great wide open. It only takes a month for the LEOwlets to take flight. Long-eared owls will head as far south as New Mexico in winter and enjoy cooler climates in the summer,

The LEOwlets Grown Up

The Long-eared Owlets are almost as big as mom! These Owlets were found around May 28th and likely hatched a few days prior. They are approximately 2 weeks old now. In the coming two weeks they’ll be hopping on branches and testing their wings. The chicks will change their white of the natal or first down

Meet the LEOW Chicks!

It looks like we have four new chicks on Missoula, Montana’s Long Eared Owl nest! They were first discovered May 28 at 6:10am. An average nest yields 4-5 chicks. The female will continue to incubate the eggs and protect her young while the male hunts for prey, mostly small mammals and the occasional bird. The young will

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