Raptor Nest Surveys
Hawk, Eagle, and Owl Surveys in Southeastern New Mexico
Our team hiked over 230 miles in New Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert in four days surveying for active nests by birds of prey. Any human activity may disturb nesting raptors and owls, which are important predators in habitats. Activities can proceed safely when appropriate buffers are established so as to not disturb the birds during this sensitive time. We provided nest locations and recommended buffers for no activity. We provided critical information for the following species: Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Harris’ Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk, and Western Burrowing Owl.