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Project T-35-P1

Project Title: A Plan for the Recovery of the Endangered Barn Owl (Tyto alba) in Illinois

Community and/or Species Focus: Common barn owl

  1. Prepare a statewide recovery plan
  2. Identify and document all nesting attempts, observations, and reports in the last 10 years
  3. Identify potential grassland habitats in Illinois
  4. Implement a barn owl nest program
  1. ​Protected 200 acres of grassland habitat
  2. Restored several thousand acres
  3. Placed 75 new nest boxes and currently monitoring 135 others
  4. Discovered 48 new nests
Post-Project Survey (if applicable): Biennial review of the project

Project Period: 12/30/06 - 8/31/11

Principle Investigator(s): Ann Mankowski (Illinois Endangered Species Protection Board)

Final Report: T-35-P1​