Designs for Nest Box, Owl Stopper, and Patio Trap for Otus scops Research

2017-09-30
Göçer, Elif
Johnson, David H
Bilgin, Cemal Can
Türk, Mehmet Gürkan
In 2017, we began conducting migration and demographic work on the Scops Owl Otus scops in Turkey. This methods paper is focused on three practical aspects of conducting Scops Owl research using nest boxes and related equipment. Based on the literature and input from other researchers, we developed and built nest boxes, a device (owl stopper) to capture owls by keeping them from exiting the nest boxes upon our approach, and a patio trap for capturing male owls. We offer specific plans with dimensions, material lists, and construction instructions and techniques to enable researchers to build and use these items for research on these small forest owls.
Citation Formats
E. Göçer, D. H. Johnson, C. C. Bilgin, and M. G. Türk, “Designs for Nest Box, Owl Stopper, and Patio Trap for Otus scops Research,” presented at the World Owl Conference 2017, (26 - 30 Eylül 2017), Evora, Portekiz, 2017, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/85430.