Owl News Articles Index - Page 40
Listen out for hooting owls and help to monitor Scottish tawny numbers
By Peter Ranscombe, 2008-02-15
Scotland, U.K. - Its ''tu-whit, tu woo'' call is instantly recognisable, having even made its way into Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.
Now, birdwatchers in Scotland are being asked to listen out for the sound of the tawny owl and to make a note of where they hear the owl's call.
The results will be fed into ...
Barred owl irruption reaches Rockport (and Appleton)
By Lynda Clancy, 2008-02-15
Rockport, Maine, U.S.A. - He (or she) could have been young and brazen, and stressed from hunger, not familiar with the perils of suburbia. Or perhaps it really was disdainful of human presence altogether, for this owl sat atop a telephone wire, regally unfazed by the movement of mere mortals about the neighborhood.
Hungry owls take beating on roads
By Jonathan D. Benton, 2008-02-09
York, Maine, U.S.A. - A record number of injured barred owls have been brought to the Center For Wildlife this winter and the center staff wants the community to give a hoot.
The CFW, a nonprofit wildlife rehabilitation facility, has set up the Emergency
Owl Treatment Fund to raise the money needed to care for the s...
Owl species could delay indoor ski mountain plan
By Jennifer Smith, 2008-02-07
Calverton, New York, U.S.A. - The appearance of an endangered owl at Enterprise Park in Calverton has drawn the state's attention and likely will complicate development of the site, where a water park and indoor ski mountain are proposed.
News that short-eared owls were spotted hunting in the grass near the old
Poison threat to rare barn owls
By Linda McKee, 2008-02-04
Northern Ireland, U.K. - Barn owls are hurtling towards extinction in Northern Ireland, with numbers
plummeting to as low as 45 pairs.
It's thought that the species has declined by around 80% in the last 40 years -
and intensive farming and rat poison are the culprits.
Farmers in the Lough Neagh wetlands are now b...
Ontario has to house more than just people
By Andrea Bennett, 2008-01-27
Ontario, California, U.S.A. - Creatures are going to lose their homes when 120,000 new human residents make theirs in the New Model Colony.
Since a 2001 settlement with the Sierra Club and the Endangered Habitats League, the city has been looking at ways to create habitats for the protected species living on the former dairyl...
The owls among us
By Bruce Henderson, 2008-01-25
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. - After years of research into local barred owls, ornithologist Rob Bierregaard is certain of this: Charlotte brims with the inky-eyed raptors.
Bierregaard, an adjunct assistant professor at UNC Charlotte, estimates that at
least 200 breeding pairs of the birds live within 10 miles of Trade and T...
Researchers keeping close eye on owls
By Susan LaHoud, 2008-01-21
Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - A new collaborative project involving a large incursion of barred owls has taken wing this winter. Why should people give a hoot?
Well, besides being an amazing species with distinctive calls, they are an
indicator of just how safe and clean the environment is for humans, said Norman
Nesting boxes are important to barn owl conservation efforts
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. - Did you know that a family of barn owls consumes over 3000 rodents per year?
An innovative new nest box for barn owls may enhance rodent control programs and help conserve this large white owl around the world. Designed by a leading owl researcher, the nest box is made of molded plastic, is light...
Burrowing owls seen nesting at Cape library
By Matt Conn, 2008-01-16
Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.A. - Some of the easiest burrowing owl viewing is available at the Cape Coral – Lee County Public Library, where photographers and people with binoculars gather almost daily to peer into several nests on the east side of the property.
Burrowing owls, a state and federally protected species, can be fou...