Owl News Articles Index - Page 19
Owls well in Cape Coral, survey reveals
By Denes Husty, 2009-08-03
Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.A. - Burrowing owl development appears to be booming in Cape Coral.
A recent street-by-street census resulted in the discovery of more homes than
expected for Cape Coral's official bird.
According to the report, upward of 500 new nests were discovered, bringing
the number of known burrows for the...
Commissioner helps save injured owl
By Adolfo Flores, 2009-07-29
Asheboro, North Carolina, U.S.A. - Watching the 13-inch tall great horned owl she named Bailey spread its brown
wings and fly into the trees near her home, Cathy Dunn couldn't help but feel
''It was very emotional,'' Dunn, a Davidson County commissioner and owner of the
Biscuit King restaurants, said with moist ey...
Obama withdraws Bush-era logging plan
Washington, DC, U.S.A. - The Obama administration on Thursday scrapped the Bush administration's last-ditch attempt to boost logging in Northwest forests by scaling back protection for the northern spotted owl.
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Thursday that a plan to increase logging on
federal lands in western Oreg...
UN to breed owls to combat rat scourge in Laos
Bangkok,Thailand - When the rats descended in swarms and wiped out an entire season's
rice harvest, hungry Lao villagers supplemented their diets by hunting barn
owls, snakes and other wild animals.
But now, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization plans to persuade villagers
that protecting the pale-faced ...
North America's first northern spotted owls hatched in captivity
By Larry Pynn, 2009-07-14
Langley, British Columbia, Canada - In a North American first, two pairs of endangered northern spotted owls have successfully hatched young in captivity by a wildlife breeding centre in British Columbia.
The latest hatching in May - at the non-profit Mountain View Conservation and
Breeding Centre in Langley, B.C., a suburb east ...
Washington tree farm strikes habitat deal for owls
Olympia, Washington, U.S.A. - A Washington state tree farm has agreed to create and enhance habitat for northern spotted owls and marbled murrelets on thousands of acres of forest land it owns in Lewis and Skamania counties.
In a deal to be signed Thursday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the state Department of Natural...
Bush Exaggerated Fire Risk in Owl Habitat to Favor Logging
Ashland, Oregon, U.S.A. - The Bush administration made ''greatly exaggerated claims'' about the severity of wildland fire in the 2008 Recovery Plan for the Northern Spotted Owl, according to new research published Monday.
The controversial recovery plan recommended the elimination of forest reserves
on over half of the ...
SCE&G Linemen Rescue Screech Owl Eggs, Birds Released 4 Months Later
Barnwell, South Carolina, U.S.A. - During a routine pole change out in Barnwell, South Carolina, Everette
Livingston, Tommy Elkins, Britt Chrisco and Nick Owens, noticed a small nest in
a woodpecker cavity in one SCE&G's distributions poles they were about to
replace. In the nest were three small white eggs with brown spots...
Study: No increased fire threat in owl habitat
By Jeff Barnard, 2009-07-07
Grants Pass, Oregon, U.S.A. - A new study challenges a basic justification about the threat of wildfires that the Bush administration used to make room for more logging in old growth forests that are home to the northern spotted owl.
The study, appearing in the journal Conservation Biology, found no increasing
threat of sev...
Spotted owl chicks found in northern NM
Los Alamos, New Mexico, U.S.A. - Los Alamos National Laboratory reports two pairs of Mexican spotted owls have chicks.
Habitat is protected for Mexican spotted owls, 1 of a handful of threatened
species at Los Alamos.
Biologist Leslie Hansen, who leads the team that handles the Endangered Species
Act at the lab, says the ...