Owl News Articles Index - Page 20
Owl dies after stopping traffic
By Margaret Baker, 2009-07-02
Moss Point, Mississippi, U.S.A. - It wasn't your typical traffic hazard.
Just after daylight Thursday, Moss Point Police Officer Barry Clark got a call
about an injured bird sitting in the middle of the turning lane on Mississippi
613 at Dantzler Street.
The bird turned out to be a Great Horned Owl, an endangered species, ...
Joy for farm after rare bird find
By Kara Bradley, 2009-07-02
Rugby, Warwickshire, England, U.K. - Father and son farmers Jim and Stuart Russel have proved to be wise owls when nesting boxes they put up have resulted in seven rare chicks setting up home there.Jim and Stuart, who run Toft Farm, put up the special barn owl boxes on their farm only to discover the seven chicks in two of them.The chi...
Little owls thought to be heard in region
By Gerald Ford, 2009-07-01
Wairarapa, New Zealand - Birdwatchers in Wairarapa are hot on the trail of the little owl, a German
import that may have migrated here from the South Island.
The owl was introduced to New Zealand between 1906 and 1910 - along with other
exotic birds - by acclimatisation societies operating mostly in Otago.
Spotted Owls Face Genetic Bottleneck
By Emily Sohn, 2009-06-25
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. - The northern spotted owl has been a controversial conservation icon for years - ever since large swaths of old-growth forest in the Pacific Northwest were set aside to protect the threatened bird 15 years ago. That decision angered logging companies and forced them to take a financial hit.
Elusive owls nest in Williston
By Tim Simard, 2009-06-25
Williston, Vermont, U.S.A. - The residents in the Tamarack Drive neighborhood have had quite a hoot in recent weeks. Perhaps it's because of the new neighbors that moved in last month and soon made their presence known.
Located on the Forrest family's property in the quiet neighborhood are seven
rarely seen long-eared owls. ...
Meltdown brings threat to life of Barn owls in Kerala
Thrissur, Kerala, India - The Barn owl, an endangered species, has come under increased threat in Kerala's Western Ghats, one of its natural habitats, with many recession-hit businessmen from some states seeking it for sacrifice in the belief that it will help them tide over the meltdown.
Many businessmen and traders in M...
Researcher Observes Increase in Red Eastern Screech Owls as Climate Warms
Waco, Texas, U.S.A. - A Baylor University researcher who has studied the Eastern Screech Owl for more than 40 years says an increase in the number of the owls that are red – known as ''rufus'' – is another sign of global warming.
The owls can be either gray or rufus, and Dr. Fred Gehlbach, research professor
Rescued owl comes home healed
By Heather J. Smith, 2009-06-19
Lexington, North Carolina, U.S.A. - It started with finding something in the bushes.About two months ago, Malcolm Robertson was leaving work at the Bob Timberlake Corporate Office on East Center Street Extension on his way to lunch. Outside, he found several coworkers huddled around something in front of the building. That something, ...
Baby owls take flight with parents downtown
By Joel Hersch, 2009-06-18
Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A. - Five baby owls reunited with their parents on May 5 after spending several days in a rehabilitation center have begun their fledging stage downtown, meaning they have started to fly around their nest area and mimic their parents.
''You could see five babies and one parent, the babies flying awkwa...
Barn Owl Trust launches new Planners Guide
England, U.K. - Barn Owls and Rural Planning Applications.
What needs to happen: A Guide for Planners Conservation charity, the Barn Owl
Trust launches a new document this week, 'Barn Owls and Rural Planning
Applications'. The guide is a landmark publication for Barn Owl conservation. It is currently the onl...