Owl News Articles Index - Page 12
Owls may find salvation at Utah chemical weapons depot
By Amy Joi O'Donoghue, 2010-03-30
Stockton, Utah, U.S.A. - Once home to the nation's largest stockpile of chemical weapons, the Deseret
Chemical Depot sits on a sprawling expanse of nearly 20,000 acres that double as home to an antelope herd, a clan of badgers and multiple species of birds.
The avian population includes the burrowing owl, which is list...
Light dims on B.C.'s wild spotted owls
By Larry Pynn, 2010-03-24
Langley, British Columbia, Canada - And then there were six.
That's the total number of endangered northern spotted owls known to exist in
the wild in British Columbia following the death of a female last winter.
Provincial biologists plan soon to capture two of the remaining six, both single males, and match them with two sin...
Local couple rescues owl
By Tim Mandell, 2010-03-22
Union City, Kentucky, U.S.A. - Kathleen Jones opened her front door one morning in December and
much to her surprise, found an owl sitting on a tree branch outside her Union
City home. Even more shocking was the orange arrow sticking through the owl's
leg, breast and out its back. Thus began a whirlwind of phone calls and v...
Owls at Antioch subdivision may have new home
Antioch, California, U.S.A. - Local activists have built what they hope becomes a new home for
burrowing owls recently evicted from a halted residential development.
Earlier this month, a group of Antioch residents and environmental group Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed constructed six artificial burrows at a designated bu...
Skateboarding owl is a hit
Folkestone, Kent, England, U.K. - A barn owl that rides a skateboard has become a hit at its local shopping
But contrary to expectation Alby is no night rider - instead he displays his
wheely good skills in front of stunned shoppers in Folkestone, Kent.
Brian Maxted, 73, who runs Folkestone Owl Sanctuary, said he d...
Rare saw-whet owl draws crowd on Union St.
By Scott Yates, 2010-03-18
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, U.S.A. - Bird watchers started making phone calls and sending e-mails when a northern
saw-whet owl was spotted resting Wednesday on an oak tree branch at 62 Union St.
''You don't see a bird like this out in the open at broad daylight,'' said Len
Medlock of Exeter, of the Seacoast chapter of the New Ha...
Burrowing owls get new digs in Eastern Washington
By Kevin McCullen, 2010-03-14
Eastern Washington state, U.S.A. - Burrowing owls looking for nesting sites in the Mid-Columbia will find more
options this spring, thanks to a project biologists hope increases their
Volunteers and biologists with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are creati...
Owls an obstacle to McCully Barracks renovation
By Mark Patton, 2010-03-12
Wackernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany - Before the military renovates an abandoned building on McCully Barracks in
Wackernheim, it will have to evict some longtime residents.
Barn owls, a sandy-colored, nocturnal predator, have made their home in the
broken-down structure slated for renovation in a multimillion-dollar upgrade of
Will Houston build an owl center?
By Craig Moorhead, 2010-03-10
Houston, Minnesota, U.S.A. - Houston is known for its focus on owls, highlighted each year during the
International Festival of Owls, which was last weekend.
Now, organizers hope to create a first-of-its-kind North American Owl Center as
an offshoot of the festival. Karla Kinstler, director and naturalist at the
Twixx the tawny owl has a new home in Titchfield
Hedge End, Hampshire, England, U.K. - Twixx the tawny owl who kept his neighbours awake with late night
mating calls has flown the nest.
The nocturnal neighbour of residents from a nearby block of flats has moved out
of his home of 12-years to a newly built aviary in Titchfield.
Hedge End resident Wendy Whitfield, from Hedge E...