Owl News Articles Index - Page 14
New Population of Long-Whiskered Owlet Discovered
By Shachar Alterman, Noga Shanee, 2010-01-28
La Esperanza, Peru - Long Whiskered Owlet, one of the rarest birds on earth, was watched and
photographed last week, January the 24th 2010, in a forest near the Peruvian
village La Esperanza, on the eastern slope of the Andes. The bird was found
during a regional survey made by the N.G.O Neotropical Primate Conser...
Large number of dead barn owls found in Highlands
North Scotland, U.K. - Large numbers of dead barn owls have been recorded by RSPB field workers in
the north of Scotland.
The charity said it believed severe winter weather could have led to the birds
starving to death.
Conservation worker Stuart Benn said deep snow had made it harder for the owls
to catch foo...
Barred owl takes flight back to nature
By Jo-Anne MacKenzie, 2010-01-25, 1 comment
Windham, New Hampshire, U.S.A. - With an audience of a dozen people and a stomach full of mice, a
barred owl returned to the wild yesterday morning after spending three weeks
recovering from a traumatic collision with a car.
Dr. Carol Macomber of Granite State Animal Hospital sent the adult male flying
into the woods on Ta...
Roseburg Bureau of Land Management to bring owls, logging to table
By DD Bixby, 2010-01-24
Roseburg, Oregon, U.S.A. - Utter one fowl name and it can draw long sighs from many in Douglas
County and around the state.
The northern spotted owl has deeply affected the economic, environment and
community landscape in the 20 years since the bird was first listed as a
threatened species under the Endangered Specie...
Mother, son help rescue owl that flew into car
By Julianne Hanckel, 2010-01-23
Hollis, New Hampshire, U.S.A. - Daniel Baerthlein, 18, a senior at Hollis/Brookline High School, was
driving home around 9:30 p.m. last Saturday when something flew out of the night and into his windshield.
Baerthlein continued his short ride home, but didn't let things end there.
''He came into the house telling me he had...
Snow hits barn owl project
Northumberland, England, U.K. - Long-lying snow cover has taken its toll of barn owls in Northumberland. Barn owls have been slowly recovering after hitting a population low 20 years ago.
More than 400 nest boxes have been put up for the birds in Northumberland in the last 10 years,
But the recent snow and ice has hit the bi...
Help wanted as cold weather devastates Barn Owl populations
Northumberland, England, U.K. - This winter's snow and ice is having a devastating effect on local Barn Owl
populations in Northumberland, especially in the uplands which have seen deep
snow cover for several weeks and face the likelihood of more to come.
Barn Owls are unable to hunt successfully when there is snow cover on...
Northern California Town Using Owls To Combat Gophers
Penn Valley, California, U.S.A. - A Nevada County town is using biological warfare in a battle to get rid of
thousands of gophers that are overtaking a city park. They are planning an
aerial assault using barn owls.
Thousands of mounds created by gophers dot Penn Valley's El Dorado Park. The
town has tried almost everything...
Burrowing Owl Advocates Ask Attorney General To Stop Bird Evictions
Antioch, California, U.S.A. - Advocates for a group of burrowing owls that are being evicted from their holes in Antioch to make way for a new housing development have sent letters asking California Attorney General Jerry Brown to review the state's policies on removing owls from their habitat, Catherine Portman, co-founder of t...
Harry Potter Leaves Isle of Wight Owl Shelter With Waiting List
By Mike Di Paola, 2010-01-05
Isle of Wight, England, U.K. - The Owl and Monkey Haven on the Isle of Wight is full, and the waiting list is growing, thanks to a certain young wizard.
''There is an increase in the owl population at the moment because of this Harry Potter thing,'' says Don Walser, builder and owner of the sanctuary near the island's center. ...