Project Owlnet is a continent wide effort to gain a greater understanding of the population dynamics and migratory ecology of the Northern Saw-whet Owl. Pocono Avian Research Center(PARC) has been participating in Project Owlnet for 15 years in the Canadensis area. In 2015, they began their research at the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary to determine if these diminutive nocturnal predators were migrating through Kettle Creek as well. As it turns out, they were! During the 2015 season, 65 Northern Saw-whet Owls were banded.
In 2016, Kettle Creek was able to host Project Owlnet under its own banding permit and PARC was able to band over 100 Northern Saw-whet Owls!