Owl News Articles Index - Page 15
From ammunition crates to owl nests
By Ehud Zion Waldoks , 2010-01-03
Israel - Pop! Pop! Bang! Bang! Koo-Koo! Kaw Kaw!
That's the new auditory trajectory of Israel's ammunition crates, the result
of a new joint project between environmentalists and Israel Military Industries
(IMI). The project turns the old ammunition crates into nesting boxes for owls
and kestrels, whi...
East Bay owl advocates protest birds relocation
By Katherine Tam, 2010-01-03
Antioch, California, U.S.A. - About 40 owl lovers gathered Sunday afternoon near partially developed land
in Antioch to protest the eviction of burrowing owls.
Friends of East Bay Owls and other supporters donned owl masks and waved ''Give
a Hoot, Not the Boot'' signs as motorists honked or pulled over to inquire.
Barn Owl's Wisconsin Appearance A Rare Event
By Dave Dempsey, 2010-01-03, 2 comments
Fredonia, Wisconsin, U.S.A. - A raptor listed as an endangered or threatened species in seven Midwestern
states made a rare appearance in Wisconsin late in 2009. The ailing barn owl,
which couldn't fly or stand when rescued in Mequon, is being rehabilitated in
the Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Fredonia.
Annual count turns up some rare birds
By Sarah Morris, 2010-01-02
Stillwater, Oklahoma, U.S.A. - Two rare owls were discovered during the 110th annual 24-hour National Audubon Society Christmas bird count held Dec. 19. A barn owl and a short-eared-owl were spotted by bird watchers in the count area, a 15-mile radius that is centered seven miles west of Stillwater.
The barn owl, usually found...
Owls to be evicted from Antioch land
By Hilary Costa, 2009-12-29, 1 comment
Antioch, California, U.S.A. - The company that owns semi-developed land in Antioch where burrowing owls
have recently made their homes is evicting the raptors in a move that has some
animal advocates worried the owls will be left homeless, despite the California
Department of Fish and Game's approval of the plan.
Success for owls nest project
By Nicola Park, 2009-12-28
South Cumbria, England, U.K. - A project to encourage owls to nest in the South Lakes has been hailed a
The Forestry Commission ran the project to help barn owls in Grizedale Forest
and the Rusland Valley, between Coniston and Newby Bridge.
This year there have been six actively occupied nest boxes around Grize...
Barn owl numbers on the rise in Wiltshire
Braydon, Wiltshire, England, U.K. - Willtshire Wildlife Trust has carried out a survey of barn owls in Braydon Forest in North Wiltshire and has seen an encouraging rise in numbers.
As part of the Trust's Landscapes for Wildlife project volunteers helped clear
out barn owl boxes and check them for signs of breeding birds to gauge...
Owls settle in Jozi townhouse
By Fienie Grobler, 2009-12-22
Johannesburg, South Africa - A pair of spotted eagle owls, who nested in the pot plant of a Johannesburg
townhouse, are celebrities in the publishing world.
Their owl family of four stars in a book called Pot Plant Owl, which was
published by the townhouse owners last month, and records the 54-day drama.
Pot Plant Owl...
Barn owl found in Salinas recuperating after getting tangled in fishing line
By Bay City News Service, 2009-12-19
Salinas, California, U.S.A. - A barn owl found tangled in fishing line and hanging off the roof of a home in Salinas on Thursday is continuing to recover under the care of the SPCA for
Monterey County, which could release the animal as soon as this weekend, a
humane society spokeswoman said Friday.
The barn owl was found ...
Owls burrow into Ocala area
By Jennifer Waters, 2009-12-12, 1 comment
Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.A. - Betty Gilbert used to wake up at dawn, then hide in weeds or behind trash cans to take photographs of little brown owls.
It was her only respite during 11 years of caring for her seriously ill
husband in Cape Coral.
But these owls weren't up in trees or on the tops of buildings. They made thei...