Owl News Articles Index - Page 21
Baby barred owl killed in Sequoia Park
By Sean Garmire, 2009-06-12
Eureka, California, U.S.A. - The fledgling barred owl was huddled in a hollow tree in Eureka's Sequoia
Park, peering out at passersby who strolled along the nearby park road.
Onlookers notified wildlife officials about the young owl's location on
Wednesday, and would later report the bird appeared healthy but anxious as ...
Study: Shrinking gene pool among spotted owls contributing to their decline
By Matthew Preusch, 2009-06-10
Oregon, U.S.A. - When the northern spotted owl went on the endangered species list in 1990, it effectively brought federal lands logging to a halt in the Northwest.
Nearly two decades later, the number of owls is still dropping, and their
shrinking gene pool is part of the problem, a new study concludes.
Survival prospects of tawny owls halved
Sculthorpe, Fakenham, Scotland, U.K. - Well-meaning wildlife fans have unwittingly halved the survival prospects of
tawny owl chicks by mistaking them for orphans, conservationists warned last
Five of the downy chicks were ''rescued'' and brought to Sculthorpe Moor Nature
Reserve after being discovered grounded, wide-eyed...
Study collects owls' life history
Northumberland, England, U.K. - Conservationists have collected the life history of all the tawny owls in a
Northumberland forest during what they have called a ''unique'' 30-year study.
Workers have been counting the eggs at 230 nesting boxes in Kielder Forest,
recording the vital statistics of adult owls, and putting ring...
A feather in owl researcher's cap
By Bridie Smith, 2009-06-09
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - The nightlife of Melbourne's notoriously shy powerful owls is being revealed by researchers.
Using dropped feathers to generate ''DNA fingerprints'' of individual birds, researchers are learning more about the powerful owl and its habits.
In the same way a crime scene investigator would analys...
Snyder residents rescue great horned owl
By Angelia Joiner, 2009-05-27
Snyder, Texas, U.S.A. - The perils of flying fast and low in darkness may have been what got a great
horned owl into trouble recently in Snyder.
Kay Hickman said her husband, Gay, came home from work a couple of weeks ago and told her that something was caught in the fence on their property south of
Census taken in local owls' nest box
By Brad Rhen, 2009-05-27
Heilmandale, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. - Most of us don't often see barn owls.
''They pretty much hunt throughout the night, gliding over fields just using
their sense of hearing, almost primarily listening for meadow voles and other
rodents,'' said Dan Mummert, a wildlife-diversity biologist for the state Game
Couple saves owl near Paulden home
By Joanna Dodder Nellans, 2009-05-26
Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A. - Just as people are noticing more great horned owl nests in the Prescott region this year, people seem to be helping the critters more often, too.
The Daily Courier has heard of three fledgling great horned owl rescues in the
region this spring, with the latest occurring in Paulden.
Tough world made a little easier for tiny, baby owls
By Kathy Velde, 2009-05-21
Granite Falls, Minnesota, U.S.A. - The plan was to remove a couple of aging ash trees when David Hinz started
working at Doug and Lois Albin's farm south and west of Hazel Run. David removed more than he had bargained for.
One of the trees was rotted out. Inside the cavity was an owl's nest with 4
tiny, week old screech owls. ...
Dead boreal owls were starving, not sickly
By Tim Mowry, 2009-05-21
Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.A. - The reason boreal owls were dropping dead at an alarming rate in
Fairbanks this spring isn't because they were eating sick redpolls infected with salmonella; it's because they weren't eating anything at all.
Test results on a half-dozen dead boreal owls that were sent to the National