For 30 years, Nature Saskatchewan has been protecting the endangered Burrowing Owl.
Burrowing Owls are small birds of prey that look like short, plump owls on stilts.
They live on open prairie grasslands, where they nest underground in abandoned burrows and can be found both during the day and at night, and they are seriously dwindling in numbers.
Kaytlyn Burrows, is a Habitat Stewardship Coordinator with Nature Saskatchewan, she explained that Operation Burrowing Owl is underway now.
“The really important part is that education, even if you’re driving down a gravel road or on the highway and you see a burrowing owl, give us a call, because every one of those sightings is very important,” Burrows said.
Report a sighting of a burrowing owl by calling 1-800-667-HOOT (4668)
The program works with landowners to protect the Burrowing Owl habitat.