Owl News Articles Index - Page 22
Burrowing owl experts gather in Mid-Columbia
By John Trumbo, 2009-05-21
Umatilla, Oregon, U.S.A. - Experts from across the U.S. attending a burrowing owl symposium today in
Umatilla may outnumber the species' dwindling population in the Mid-Columbia.
Thirty-five wildlife specialists who are concerned about the future for the
diminutive owls will talk about why they believe the endangered b...
Road Crews Make Way For Nesting Owls
By Jaclyn Allen, 2009-05-21
Longmont, Colorado, U.S.A. - It may be easy to question whether the side of a congested road, next to a busy construction zone, was the wisest home choice for a family of Great Horned Owls.
But construction crews in Longmont will have to work around an owl nest this
A family of two adults and two owlets are livi...
Owls replace pesticides in Israel
Tel Aviv, Israel - Owls and kestrels are being employed as agricultural pest controllers in the
Many farmers are installing nest boxes to encourage the birds, which hunt the
In Israel, where there is a drive to reduce the use of toxic chemical
pesticides, this has been t...
Migrating owls nest at Schriever, force protection campaign, delay construction project
By Scott Prater, 2009-05-19
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.A. - Western Burrowing Owls are back at Schriever Air Force Bace and the 50th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Flight has initiated a protection campaign to safeguard the threatened birds while they maintain temporary residence here.
Prior to their mating and nesting season, the owls fly thousand...
Baby owl shuns rescue, pulls escape
By Victor Tine, 2009-05-17
Byfield, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - It was the exact opposite of the kitten-stuck-in-a-tree scenario, but it was resolved the same way: Fire department to the rescue.
Then the story took a new twist over the weekend.
It started about 8:30 Friday morning, when Alan Pepin pulled into the driveway
of his Main Street neighbor, Dav...
Rescued owl gets second chance
By Joanna Dodder Nellans, 2009-05-16
Prescott, Arizona, U.S.A. - A young great horned owl has a second chance at life, thanks to the persistence of Williamson Valley resident Dick Clark and the generosity of
federal power line workers.
Clark, a retired college biology professor who has studied owls extensively, had been watching the progress of a great horne...
Burrowing owls find new home in Mohave County
Kingman, Arizona, U.S.A. - Thirty-five burrowing owls found new, temporary housing in Mohave County in
March, thanks to a coalition of partners spearheaded by Wild At Heart.
Thirty volunteers built five tents and released the owls into them for a
one-month acclimatization period to allow the birds to bond to the new lo...
Baby owls doing OK
By Ramona Turner, 2009-05-05
Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A. - Five baby barn owls discovered Friday are doing just fine, a rescuer said Monday.
''Their parents came to feed them,'' said Rebecca Dmytryk Titus, founder and
project manager of WildRescue, one of the organizations that made the owls'
return home possible. ''We will be monitoring and checking...
Abandoned owls have home near Benton City
By John Trumbo, 2009-05-04
Benton City, Washington, U.S.A. - Baby barn owls are not cute or cuddly.
Their beaks are way too big and threatening. And a baby barn owl has a menacing
But that hasn't deterred Michele Caron from caring for the abandoned babes
brought to her Benton City area home each spring.
Caron, whose day job is di...
Owl 'foster parents' adopt displaced chicks, watch out for babies during nesting season
By Dan England, 2009-04-30
Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. - A pair of great-horned owls are among the so-called ''education birds'' that
live in the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. For food and shelter, it's the
permanently injured birds' job to help educate students (and adults) about
raptors by making public appearances.
But starting around this ti...