Champion of Owls

Here’s Denver Holt, whom I met and photographed in 2008 tromping through the brush near Missoula’s airport looking for long-eared owls, and leading a field trip from some local high school students.

Mr. Holt was recently named a “Champion of Owls” by some of his peers at the 10th annual International Festival of Owls in Houston, Minn.

In a recent story,  the Missoulian said Mr. Holt’s Owl Research Institute has been researching owls throughout North America for more than 25 years. And they quoted Owl Festival Coordinator Karla Bloem as saying, “Denver stands out head and shoulders in North America for getting the public involved with wildlife.”

High praise, well deserved.

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2 thoughts on “Champion of Owls

  1. Thomas- Going birding with Denver was a highlight of my undergraduate education at UM. I spent 15 years in conservation education after that including a long stint in bird education. He is recognized around the world as one of the best. Great job profiling one of America’s conservation education heroes.

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