Evidence suggests that Short-eared Owl populations are experiencing long-term, range-wide, substantial declines in North America, and the National Audubon Society Climate Program has classified the species as “Climate-Endangered.” Project WAfLS is an eight-state program designed to assess the population status, trends, and threats against the Short-eared Owl, an enigmatic, open-country species. Please consider spending two (2) nights of your time looking for these birds! The data collected via WAfLS enables a rigorous assessment of the status of this owl. Our results directly influence high-value conservation actions by state and federal agencies.