PA Farmland Raptor Project

The Project

Short Eared Owl

Farmland raptors like the Barn Owl, American Kestrel, Short-eared Owl and Northern Harrier are in decline in recent years. These raptors benefit landowners and farmers by preying on rodents and pests, so they indicate a healthy environment.

We're trying to better understand these four focus birds and their distributions, but we need your help! Learn more about our research efforts, sponsors and how you can help!

Farmland Raptor Project

2012 Project Results

All Farmland Raptor Sightings Map

In April 2012, with support from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Wild Resource Conservation Program, we began the Farmland Raptor Project to gain a better understanding of the distribution of the farmland raptors and to promote landowner conservation efforts on their behalf. 

We have had great success thus far and will continue to collect your sightings and follow-up with landowner assistance through the next year.

Read the 2012 Results

Have you seen a farmland raptor?

Please use our quick online form to report your sighting. By taking a quick minute to fill out our form you are helping to save the farmland raptors.

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