Owl and Nightjar Survey Resources

Training resources

The recordings below are for training purposes ONLY. Please find the downloadable broadcast playback files for each of the standard owl and nightjar surveys in the dropdown menus on the left.

Barred Owl

Boreal Owl

Great Gray Owl

Great Horned Owl

Long-eared Owl

Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Short-eared Owl

Media Credit: Bruce Lagerquist

Other Bird Species

American Woodcock

Wilson’s Snipe (formerly Common Snipe)

Ruffed Grouse

Mourning Dove

Media Credit: Richard E. Webster

American Three-toed Wookpecker

Media Credit: Frank Lambert

Black-backed Wookpecker

(call) Media Credit: Andrew Spencer
(drumming) Media Credit: Chris Parrish

Frogs

Eastern gray treefrog

Media Credit: United States Geological Survey

Chorus frog

Media Credit: United States Geological Survey

Spring peeper

Wood frog


Mammals

Coyote

Media Credit: Neal Herbert (National Park Service)

Red fox

Media Credit: Shan Burson (National Park Service)

Eastern Screech-Owl (EASO) Survey Protocols

Eastern Screech-Owl © Mark Peck
EASO Instructions & Forms

Read the Ontario Eastern Screech-Owl Survey Online or download a printable version here.

Also download a printable verison of the EASO dataform here. (Updated February 2021)


EASO Appendices

Download the Appendices here. (Updated February 2021)


Playback for EASO Surveys

Download the EASO Broadcast MP3 file here.

Northern Hawk Owl (NHOW) Survey Protocols

Northern Hawk Owl © Peter Ferguson
NHOW Instructions & Forms

Read the Ontario Northern Hawk Owl Survey Online or download a printable version here.

Also download a printable verison of the NHOW dataform here. (Updated February 2021)


NHOW Appendices

Download the Appendices here. (Updated February 2021)


Playback for NHOW Surveys

Download the NHOW Broadcast MP3 file here.

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