Owyhee Air Research (OAR) specializes in aerial wildlife surveying and natural resource data acquisition.

MISSION: To provide unparalleled excellence of service in the area of aerial survey and natural resource data acquisition.

VISION: Continually develop our services to meet expanding customer needs while creating lasting relationships and promoting safety as our first priority.

Over the last ten years we've worked with wildlife biologists and fire managers throughout the western US, using the most advanced technology available in telemetry and Infrared/HD video equipment to conduct wildfire reconnaissance and a variety of wildlife surveys. 

We love what we do and love working with the people and agencies with whom we've had the opportunities to do so.



OAR and Aerial Infrared (AIR): 

OAR is at the forefront of the use of aerial infrared (AIR) technology in wildlife and natural resource surveys. It's an ever-expanding field and we're excited about the opportunities it provides researchers.

We offer a military-grade AIR and visible-spectrum video imaging system that allows us to detect and identify heat sources accurately from safe altitudes. Currently, this is the only cooled-AIR and visible-spectrum system of it's level, in the country, that is available for use in wildlife surveying. 

We are a licensed FAA Commercial Air Carrier and approved contractor for the Federal Government. 

(Est. 2006) Our main office is based in Nampa, Idaho.