Owl News Articles Index - Page 18
Rescued owl making a recovery
By Stacy O'Brien, 2009-08-25
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada - A great horned owl rescued after getting tangled in a barbed wire fence is on the mend.
Jan Bell found the bird southeast of Red Deer on Friday and managed to free it
with the help of Kevin Lundie.
The owl suffered a number of puncture wounds to its right wing as it tried to
free itself fr...
Predators key to sustainable farming
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia - Barn owls have emerged as the unlikely heroes in the fight against climate
change, saving Malaysian farmers more than money, University of Queensland PhD Student Chong Leong Puan has found.
A student from UQ's School of Integrative Systems, Mr Puan examined predator
behaviour to determine the e...
Owls ready for your field
By Colleen Grzan, 2009-08-19
Morgan Hill, California, U.S.A. - Got mice? Or gophers, voles or field rats? If so, seven barn owls that are
almost ready to fly may be able to help.
Nature's supreme flying mousetrap, a barn owl, weighs only about one pound and
can catch more than 1,500 small rodents a year, silently hunting around human
habitats and large...
Dismembered owl discovered
By Kekoa Enomoto, 2009-08-13
Kahului, Hawaii, U.S.A. - A dismembered owl was found in a box in the Costco parking lot Monday, the victim of a federal offense that carries up to a $15,000 fine.
Fern Duvall, wildlife biologist with the Division of Forestry and Wildlife in
the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, said he was called at 3:10 ...
Quick action saves pygmy owl
By Judith Lavoie, 2009-08-13
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - When a tiny owl crashed into the window of a home near Saanich Commonwealth
Place last week, it was almost curtains for the bird.
But the Cheeseman Road residents who found the northern pygmy owl rushed it to
Central Victoria Veterinary Hospital, where staff contacted the SPCA's Wild
Saving a pint-sized predator
By Emily Mathieu, 2009-08-12
Toronto, Ontario, Canada - There was no doubt the swallows sensed the danger, bursting into the air the
moment the predator was released.
In the water below, a raft of ducks paddled swiftly in the other direction,
making a slightly less frantic but still obvious retreat.
"If that was a larger owl one of those d...
Trade of Eurasian Eagle Owl on the rise
By Mimansha Joshi, 2009-08-07, 1 comment
Kathmandu, Nepal - The population of Bubo bubo, commonly known as the Eurasian Eagle Owl, is fast depleting owing to rise in its illegal trade. The rare species is high in demand in the international market for purposes as varied as research and its purported medicinal value.
While the extent of trade is debatable,...
Rare discovery heightens calls to expand protected zone
By Richard Leitner, 2009-08-07
Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada - He had been hoping to confirm an earlier sighting of an eastern milksnake,
but to Joe Minor's delight he instead stumbled upon a pair of nesting long-eared owls – something not seen in the Hamilton area in four decades.
The Hamilton biologist says the discovery during his night-time walk in the...
After car strike: Owl is recovering
By Rachel Kirkpatrick, 2009-08-05
Weston, Connecticut, U.S.A. - A barred owl is making a steady recovery at Weston's Wildlife in Crisis after being struck by a car last Tuesday night and rescued by Carol Gamez DVM of Georgetown Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Gamez was headed home on Route 102 (Branchville Road) at approximately 6
p.m. when she noticed cars stoppe...
The Wildlife Society Applauds Withdrawal of Western Oregon Plan Revisions
Bethesda, Maryland, U.S.A. - Today, The Wildlife Society (TWS) applauded the Department of the Interior's recent decision to withdraw the flawed Western Oregon Plan Revisions (WOPR), which would have intensified logging in Western Oregon and potentially threaten efforts to conserve the endangered northern spotted owl.