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1 June 2011 Breeding Dispersal of a Burrowing Owl from Arizona to Saskatchewan
Geoffrey L. Holroyd, Courtney J. Conway, Helen E. Trefry
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We document a female Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) that nested in Arizona and dispersed 1,860 km to Saskatchewan, where she successfully raised seven young during the same breeding season. The dispersal path between these two locations has not been documented previously. This is the longest distance ever recorded for breeding dispersal for any raptor within the same breeding season and possibly for any bird species.

Geoffrey L. Holroyd, Courtney J. Conway, and Helen E. Trefry "Breeding Dispersal of a Burrowing Owl from Arizona to Saskatchewan," The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(2), 378-381, (1 June 2011). https://doi.org/10.1676/10-088.1
Received: 24 May 2010; Accepted: 1 January 2011; Published: 1 June 2011
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