Owl News Articles Index - Page 13
Injured owl rescued by ODOT crew
By Dave Larsen, 2010-03-05
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. - An injured Great Horned Owl is on the road to recovery with help from an Ohio Department of Transportation highway crew.
The crew discovered the owl Feb. 23 while patching potholes on I-70 west near
Englewood. The owl was sitting at the edge of the pavement between mile marker
28 and 27, said...
Water well battle a burden for burrowing owls
By Melissa St. Aude, 2010-03-05, 1 comment
Hidden Valley, Casa Grande, Arizona, U.S.A. - Efforts to bring running water to about 200 houses in the Valle Escondido
Domestic Water District means three pairs of burrowing owls will need to find
Wild at Heart, a Cave Creek-based conservation organization, plans to trap the
birds and relocate them and their burrows to anot...
Owls make home in handmade nest boxes
By Kandace McCoy, 2010-03-04
Mt. Vernon, Illinois, U.S.A. - They're a creature of the night, rarely seen in daylight, and their
call may make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
But if you build a nest box for one in the right habitat, it may take you up on
It is the screech owl, and one Jefferson County resident decided to build...
Rain puts damper on Cape Coral burrowing owl benefit
By Brian Liberatore, 2010-02-27
Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.A. - Cape Coral's 1,100 burrowing owl couples are surviving because of a local
nonprofit. But that group took a hit Saturday when cold rain pelted their main
''If it weren't for citizens organizations out there, the birds would be
gone,'' said Cindy Bear with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
Program preserves misplaced owl chicks, eliminates pesky gophers
By Gerald Carroll, 2010-02-27
Burrel, California, U.S.A. - Owls are beneficial birds to be cherished - not scary creatures to be feared.
For the last 10 years, barn owl babies have been rescued from certain death
after falling from their nests, raised to adulthood and released to the wild all
around the Central Valley - including the Fresno County vill...
Second rare owl turns up on Island
By Joanne Hatherly, 2010-02-27, 1 comment
Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada - A wild-animal rehabilitation centre is host to an unusual guest - a western
The owl, designated as an at-risk species, is the second to show up on Vancouver Island recently.
Last Saturday, a Metchosin resident brought a tiny adult female owl to the SPCA
Wild Animal Rehabilitat...
Biscayne Park residents build owl houses to bring birds back
By Pamela Duque, 2010-02-21
Biscayne Park, Florida, U.S.A. - When the sun goes down, little creatures silently fly over Biscayne Park,
looking for their next prey.
That prey is usually a mouse, a squirrel or maybe a lizard. But residents such
as Lynn Fischer, who has lived in the village for nearly 30 years, see the
predators less and less.
Students making Prince Edward Island homes for rare owls
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada - Some Holland College students are working to make Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) a more comfortable home for the boreal owl.
The owl ranges in the middle latitudes all around the northern hemisphere,
but is rare on P.E.I.
''We might get one every other year. There could be as many as dozen over...
Bird fest talks burrowing owls
By David Steffen, 2010-02-12
Imperial Valley, California, U.S.A. - Since the Imperial Valley is home to about 70 percent of California's
burrowing owl population, it was one of the stars at the Salton Sea
International Bird Festival on Thursday.
The burrowing owl, as its name suggests, lives in burrows it digs in the ground.
Marie Barrett, of Barrett's Biolo...
Pet owl faces eviction or worse after mating calls complaints
2010-01-29, 1 comment
Hedge End, Hampshire, England, U.K. - A pet tawny owl faces being put down after neighbours complained about his
loud mating calls, the characteristic ''twit-twoo'' duet with a female. Wendy
Whitfield, who has kept owls for 20 years, has been told by her council in
Hampshire to remove the owl from the bottom of her garden, which b...