Owl News Articles Index - Page 16
Barred owls could get the boot (or a bullet) to save spotted owls
By Matthew Preusch, 2009-12-09
Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. - The U.S. government, facing ongoing decline in protected spotted owl numbers, wants to try ridding the woods of some of its bigger and more aggressive cousins, the barred owl.
That might mean shooting them, trapping them and moving them out, or some other
technique. And if the experiment works,...
Farming changes hit owl numbers
Suffolk, England, U.K. - Changes in farming methods have been blamed for the low rate of survival
among barn owls in Suffolk.
The "set aside" scheme, when farmers were paid to take land out of production,
was abolished by the European Union in 2007.
The previously rough grassland is now ploughed, meaning...
Does city give a hoot about owls?
By Daniel DeBolt, 2009-11-27, 1 comment
Mountain View, California, U.S.A. - With the burrowing owl as its poster child, the Audubon Society has started a campaign to make Shoreline Park into an owl preserve, and hopes to halt development of two playing fields planned to go on 12 acres of owl foraging grounds there.
The campaign comes as a surprise to the city's youth spo...
Faneuil Hall Marketplace is where one wild thing is
By Jack Nicas, 2009-11-20
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - An owl has made the shopping and dining district its hooting grounds for the
past month. The creature fits right in at the popular tourist destination -
people-watching, sampling the local fare, and even recently checking out the
mall's new 87-foot Christmas tree.
''He's very friendly,'' sa...
Injured owl found in Henrico can't be returned to wild
By Rex Springston, 2009-11-17
Waynesboro, Virginia, U.S.A. - An injured owl that was wise enough to find a federal wildlife office has
damaged eyes and can't be returned to the wild.
The great horned owl is being cared for at the Wildlife Center of Virginia, an
animal hospital in Waynesboro.
Because some of the eye damage is old, it's possible the o...
Injured owl seems to know where to go for aid
By Rex Springston, 2009-11-12
Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A. - In case you needed further proof that owls are wise, an injured one made its way to a federal wildlife office in eastern Henrico County.
The great horned owl, appearing stunned, was found Sunday about 10:30 a.m.
crouching on the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office
Owl making good recovery after being rescued from oil rig in North Sea
By Charlotte Thomson, 2009-11-11
New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, U.K. - Rig workers saved an exhausted long-eared owl after finding it covered in oil on a North Sea platform.
The rare bird of prey, dubbed Ollie, was thought to have been heading to the UK
from Norway when he landed on the Brae Bravo 130 miles off Aberdeen.
After being cleaned and fed, Ollie was s...
What a hoot: personal trainers help owls take wing
By Caroline Marcus, 2009-11-01, 1 comment
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - The personal training boom has a new breed of client - baby owls.
These Powerful owl fledglings are under the supervision of personal trainers at
Taronga Zoo's wildlife hospital after the pair fell while learning to fly.
The first chick was brought into the zoo in mid-September after residen...
Rehabilitated owl released into the wild
By Amy Van Meter, 2009-10-31
Vesper, Wisconsin, U.S.A. - A great horned owl known as Bean flew off into the dark this week, a free
bird at last.
Six months ago, Bean was brought to the Raptor Education Group, an
Antigo-based nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured birds and
provides wildlife education to the public.
When Dave Bean foun...
UF professor flies high in the small world of owl-pellet gathering
By Tom Nordlie, 2009-10-26
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A. - Dissecting owl pellets and reconstructing animal skeletons inside can be a gruesomely great educational experience for youngsters — so much so, that demand for owl pellets has spawned a cottage industry.
In Florida, one of the main suppliers is Richard Raid, a professor with the
University of F...