Owl News Articles Index - Page 4
Bird sanctuary urges Harry Potter fans to adopt an owl
Llandudno, Wales, U.K. - As the latest Harry Potter film hits the cinemas, owl sanctuaries fear
another upsurge in the demand for these rare birds as pets.
India's minister for the environment has already announced a serious decline in
his country's owl population and the North Wales Bird Trust say they have cared
Danville homeowners association recruits owls to control rodents
By Eric Louie, 2010-11-19
Danville, California, U.S.A. - Wildlife existed long before houses came to this neighborhood in the hills just west of Interstate 680.
To get rid of unwanted problem rodents, the Danville Ranch/California Chateau
Homeowners Association has turned to others in the animal world -- barn owls,
the rodents' natural predators. F...
Biologists build nesting boxes, hope owls will follow
By Sandra Stokley, 2010-11-16
Lake Mathews, California, U.S.A. - On most days, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assistant field supervisor Karen Goebel would be at her desk, poring over a biological opinion.
But on Tuesday, there was Goebel, standing on a windswept patch of land at the
Lake Mathews Reserve where she and about 25 co-workers spent most of the da...
Rare Indonesian owl photographed by Danes
Pulau Flores, Indonesia - One of the world's most elusive owls has been found - and photographed - in
the forest around Mbeliling on Flores in Indonesia, where BirdLife Denmark is
involved with a Danida-funded nature conservation project in collaboration with
the local communities and the Indonesian BirdLife Partner, B...
Owls to end school's rat problem
By Judy Lelliott, 2010-11-10
Sebokeng, Gauteng, South Africa - A Sebokeng school in the Vaal has gone green in the fight against its local
rat infestation - by adopting three barn owls.
The Thaba Vuyo School for Children and Adults with Special Needs became one
of more than 50 schools around Gauteng to take in owls donated by the FreeMe
Wise ones struggle for survival - Black magic, habitat loss threaten owls
By Avijit Sinha, 2010-11-08
Siliguri, West Bengal, India - Owls are facing extinction in north Bengal like other parts of India because
of loss of habitat and poaching for black magic, according to a study conducted
jointly by three prominent environment organisations.
The study has found that the owls - though associated with wisdom in some
Burrowing owls become more rare around the county
By Lily Leung, 2010-11-07
San Diego, California, U.S.A. - Burrowing owls in San Diego County - counted at 500 to 600 about 30 years ago - now number in the double digits at only a handful of sites.
Over the years, their continuing decline across California, the American West
and Canada has been linked to the reduction of food sources, disappearance of...
Barred owl is free to fly again
By Raju Woodward, 2010-11-04
Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A. - Jeff Picton slowly lifted the barred owl out of the portable pet carrier. After briefly flapping its wings, the grayish-brown bird relaxed and scanned the familiar surroundings of the Corvallis Country Club on Wednesday afternoon. A few seconds later, at the count of three, Picton released the owl. ...
New noise sensors could cut owl road deaths in Norfolk
Sculthorpe, Norfolk, U.K. - Sensors are going to be installed on Norfolk's roads in a bid to cut the
number of owls being killed by traffic.
The Hawk and Owl Trust, at Sculthorpe near Fakenham, is identifying black spots
where owls, particularly barn owls, have been struck and killed.
It will then install sensors tha...
Highrise threat to nesting place of owls
By B Sridhar, 2010-11-03
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India - Owl, the messenger of goddess Laxmi, is hardly spotted these days in the
Steel City and its neighbouring areas.
Their numbers are coming down, as the concrete jungles are rapidly making
progress in the urban and suburban periphery of the Kolhan region, vanishing the