How You Can Help
See these little guys? Cute and endearing, but they need your help.
Our program is growing each year. So are our costs. With more owls we need more food and care for the birds, both for our breeding centres and in the field.
For example, Burrowing Owls do best when they are fed mice. You might be surprised to know that each owl can eat 2 mice a day. These cost just under $1.00 each. This year we’ll have over 70 owls to feed at our Port Kells facility alone. You can see that the food budget for a year is over $50,000!
With more owls raised and released each year our program’s success is growing. Each year more owls return to the breeding ground from migration. Our goal is that one day there will be enough burrowing owls returning to raise their families in BC grasslands, that they will no longer need our help.
But for now we need your help to make this happen. Our breeding facility is operated entirely by volunteers. A donation to the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society will provide for food, shelter and veterinary care for our little charges. Your contribution will also support the fieldwork for the owls (and their young) once they are released.
The Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC is a registered charity. All donations will receive a tax receipt.
Burrowing Owls are charismatic little birds. Helping the owls also helps us with the stewardship of valuable grasslands. This also benefits many other species as well. You can make a tax deductable donation online using PayPal or by mail. Visit the Donations page.
Thank you very much for your support!
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