It takes a crowd (with a dog) to find an owl

Last year the ANU-based Difficult Bird Group crowd-funded $57 000 to assist the endangered Swift Parrot (CMM October 20 2017). The group is having another go, this time on behalf of the hard-to-find and as a result under-studied, Tasmanian Masked Owl. In cooperation with University of Sunshine Coast researchers, the difficult birders want to raise $60 000 to train a pair of detection dogs to sniff out the elusive Owl. The ask is here.


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