Large Owls Monitoring Project

Project Purpose: Monitor large owls in the buffer region of Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary

Owls are the nocturnal birds of prey and play a crucial role in maintaining the ecological balance. Our preliminary observation indicates a decline in the population of these species over the last ten years. In this project we will be focusing on three large owl species namely Spot-bellied Eagle Owl (Bubo nipalensis), Brown Fish Owl (Ketupa zeylonensis) and Brown Wood Owl (Strix leptogrammica). 

Large Owls Monitoring Project


1. Document behavior and adaptations of large owls

2. Identify potential threats faced by large owl breeding sites

3. Safeguard large owl breeding sites located outside the sanctuary