Owl News Articles Index - Page 17
Saskatchewan man dedicates himself to banding minuscule owls
By Joshua Page, 2009-10-10
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada - A handful of small tools and banding equipment, left from the previous night's session, sits on a towel, but the most interesting piece is a string of minuscule leg bands.
The bands, smaller than a fingernail, are used to track tiny Northern
Saw-whet Owls, which can weigh less than 100 grams.
Owl makes an appearance in downtown Providence
By Tatiana Pina, 2009-10-09
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. - Sitting still on the branch of a birch tree, the brown-and-white owl looked like a sketch that accompanies a poem.
But this owl was perched in a group of trees Thursday outside One Financial
Plaza downtown, and it was causing quite a stir.
Word of mouth spread fast, bringing a constant strea...
Northern Ireland is 'too cold' for barn owls
Crossgar, Northern Ireland, U.K. - The cold, damp climate in Northern Ireland is a factor in the decline in the
local barn owl population, according to wildlife experts.
The Ulster Wildlife Trust's key species officer, Maeve Rafferty, estimates there are as few as 50 breeding pairs left.
She said the disappearance of the bird...
Burrowing owls up for adoption
Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.A. - A Cape Coral wildlife group says burrowing owls need help from the community to survive.
The group is adopting the birds to residents who can care for them beginning on
Burrowing owls are Cape Coral's city bird and they are also endangered.
Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife says with...
Cross-eyed owl finds happiness
Santa Barbara, California, U.S.A. - She may only have limited vision but Lucy the owl's disability hasn't stopped her from finding the perfect perch in life.
The five-year-old Western Screech Owl can only see a short distance following an attack when she was just a fledgling.
The tiny bird, who stands just six inches high and we...
Burrowing owls dig new home at school
By Patti Roth, 2009-08-29, 1 comment
Hollywood, Florida, U.S.A - Like the home-improvement TV show, While You Were Out, a group of do-gooders
swept onto school property in Hollywood to spruce up a dwelling.
In this instance, though, the residence receiving all the attention was for
burrowing owls, who for years have been raising hatchlings on a vacant slic...
Burrowing Owl Chicks Hatch at Smithsonian's National Zoo for the First Time in 30 Years
By Enica R. Thompson, 2009-08-28
Washington, DC, U.S.A. - The Smithsonian's National Zoo welcomed two burrowing owl chicks Aug. 2—the first hatching of this species at the Zoo in 30 years. The chicks' parents, a 5-year-old male and 4-year-old female, have been at the Zoo since June 2006.
The last time burrowing owls successfully bred at the National Zoo...
A happy ending for injured screech owl chicks
By Liz King, 2009-08-25
Byfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - After three months of human care, the two baby screech owls that fell from their nest in May have grown up and been released to the wild.
Retired Triton Regional School science teacher Dave Taylor, who is well-known
for his wildlife rehabilitation projects, took the owls in when they were 2 to ...
Sanctuary opens for owls dumped by Harry Potter fans
2009-08-25, 1 comment
Newport, Isle Of Wight, U.K. - An animal sanctuary has opened to help house unwanted owls bought as pets by
Harry Potter fans.
The Potter phenomenon has been blamed for a surge in the number of people
buying owls, emulating the young magician who keeps a snowy owl called Hedwig as a pet.
Now an animal sanctuary has opened...
Barking owl 'may have sparked body hunt'
By Henri Paget, 2009-08-25
Hillgrove, New South Wales, Australia - Police have admitted the blood-curdling shriek of a barking owl - also known
as the "screaming woman owl" - may have sparked a search for a body in northern NSW.
A woman reported hearing screams over a number of minutes at about 8.30pm (AEST) on Sunday and drove to a dam near the vill...