Some Interesting Numbers
Cape Coral is 100 square miles in size which is 64,000 acres. The Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge is around 2200 acres. Cape Coral has and estimated 1000-1500 Burrowing Owls spread over those 64.000 acres. The Salton Sea NWR has 8000 Burrowing Owls spread over 2200 acres and is home to an estimated 70% of California’s population of these charismatic birds.
So I guess if you are in California and want to see Burrowing Owls, you need to go to the refuge.