Downtown Owls

Downtown Owls

Downtown Owls, a collaboration between Audubon Arizona, the City of Phoenix and wildlife rehabilitators, draws public attention to the plight of burrowing owls, provides new habitat for the birds, and engages a new audience in conservation. Thanks in part to the labors of volunteers rallied during previous Toyota TogetherGreen workdays, Audubon Arizona spearheaded efforts to build owl habitat and to subsequently release two owl colonies at the Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area. Rio Salado's burrows are unique because they are located only two miles from downtown Phoenix in a public park, allowing for outreach opportunities that are not available elsewhere in Arizona, as other relocation sites are remote or on private land. To expand the project, Audubon will reach out to Phoenix's art community, a non-traditional conservation partner, for their help to educating the community, promoting the project and recruiting new volunteers with local art. This project is being led by Cathy Wise.

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