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Naivasha Woman Runs Clinic for Owls By Joyce Chege, 2013-03-19, 1 comment
Naivasha, Kenya, Africa - To many Kenyans, an owl is a bird to be feared and shunned. Yet 61-year-old Sarah Higgins has a clinic for the birds which are common in her vast Naivasha farm. Her clinic, the Little Owls Sanctuary, has become a safe haven for owls that have been injured and are on the verge of death. Higg...
Supervisors decry spotted owl habitat expansion plan By Sally Morris, 2012-07-03 
Trinity County, California, U.S.A. - The Trinity County Board of Supervisors has weighed in on a federal agency proposal to more than double the acreage originally designated as critical habitat for the northern spotted owl in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. In a letter to Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar, Trinity Count...
Incubator helps hatch rare owl By Larry Pynn, 2012-06-26 
Langley, British Columbia, Canada - A captive pair of northern spotted owls has successfully given birth to a male owlet for the first time with help from an incubator. The human-assisted birth offers a flicker of hope for the endangered owls, which have suffered over the years from habitat loss and fragmentation due to logging o...
New hope for city's burrowing owls By Daniel DeBolt, 2012-04-06, 1 comment
Mountain View, California, U.S.A. - Burrowing owls being driven close to extinction by development pressures may have a chance of survival under a new plan that aims to preserve 300 acres of owl habitat inside Mountain View's Shoreline Park. In a study session last week, five city council members expressed support for the plan, whi...
Pennsylvania Game Commission Confirms Barn Owl in Washington County 2011-11-17 
Bolivar, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. - Pennsylvania Game Commission biologists have confirmed the presence of a barn owl on a farm near Washington, Washington County, for the first time in nearly a decade. Once a common bird on Pennsylvania farms, barn owls have been declining in Pennsylvania and across the United States. While sev...
Spotted Owl In Bend Dies, Leaving A Large Family Behind By Amelia Templeton, 2011-11-07 
Bend, Oregon, U.S.A. - The Bend High Desert Museum announced that its spotted owl, Polka, died of old age. He spent the last years of his long life roosting high in an old growth snag made of concrete, behind a thick wall of bullet proof glass. And unlike most spotted owls in captivity, he fathered many offspring. Polk...
Spot bellied owls rescued from poachers, tantrics 2011-06-14 
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India - People's ignorance and superstition is decimating the population of two species of owls. Spot bellied owls and barn owls are being caught by poachers as they are in great demand for pooja and black magic rituals. Several of these birds have been rescued from captivity in the city and in Maredu...
New chicks are a boost to barn owl numbers 2011-06-11 
Lincolnshire, England, U.K. - The owl population along three Lincolnshire rivers has been given a boost, with resident birds hearing the pitter-patter of tiny talon-toed feet. Staff from the Environment Agency joined forces with the Wildlife Conservation Partnership last week to carry out checks of 50 owl boxes on the South...
Likely hybrid of forest and spotted owlets found By Neha Madaan, 2011-05-19 
Pune, Maharashtra, India - A possible hybrid of critically endangered forest owlet 'Athene blewitti' and spotted owlet 'Athene brama' has been discovered in the Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR), said a recently published research paper. Since the forest owlet is listed under Schedule I of the Indian Wildlife (Protection) Act, the ...
Palm oil planters get wise with bird of prey pest control By Michael Taylor, 2011-04-20, 1 comment
Jakarta, Indonesia - The palm oil industry has gone bird crazy by drafting owls to combat the menace of rodent pests, hoping in the process to burnish its green credentials and save money. Leading Southeast Asian producers of the vegetable oil have tried different pest control schemes over the years, from snake...

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