Owl News Articles Index - Page 41
Rare Owls Could Prevent New Google Mountain View Campus
Mountain View, California, U.S.A. - The real estate market is hitting Google hard but not because of sub prime mortgages.
The Silicon Valley giant is trying to build a new campus on an 18-acre parcel of land in Mountain View.
But, Google is running into a little problem. A problem that stands at just
By David Danelski, 2008-01-14, 3 comments
Riverside, California, U.S.A. - Most burrowing owls will disappear from their Inland strongholds within 10 years unless vigorous efforts are made to protect them, according to scientists who track the birds.
The small, ground-dwelling owls are not on the endangered list in California,
although their numbers have been declinin...
Look 'hoo' has moved to the South Side
By Andrew Herrmann, 2008-01-11
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. - Birdwatchers are flocking to a South Side park to see owls rarely found in urban environments like Chicago.
''Why here?'' wondered library worker Royal Reed Jr., who was at the park Thursday morning snapping photos of the spiky-topped long-eared owls.
''It's a mystery,'' said Zha...
Pennsylvania owls nesting in snow
By H. Robert Myers, 2008-01-10, 2 comments
Barkeyville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. - Breeding in the winter is the last thing on the minds of animals desperately
searching for food or snug in hibernation ... except for our owls. In late
December and early January, the hoots of some love-hungry owls can be heard
piercing the frigid darkness.
The great horned owl even lays it...
Burrowing owls vs. Google
By Daniel DeBolt, 2008-01-08
Mountain View, California, U.S.A. - Concerns raised about a pair of rare and problematic burrowing owls, and the
impact they'll have on Google's plan to build a new hotel at Shoreline Boulevard and Charleston Road, cropped up at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
The owls have built their burrow on the very site where Google plans t...
Burrowing owls at home in Central Broward Regional Park; officials fear damage to fields
By Juan Ortega, 2008-01-08
Lauderhill, Florida, U.S.A. - An owl picked Turkey Day to make its move. On Thanksgiving, when county workers were away on holiday, the small, yellow-eyed owl entered the middle of Central Broward Regional Park.
When county workers returned to the park, they found the owl in a newly burrowed home on the edge of a football fie...
To barred owls, a tree's a tree
By Michael Milstein, 2008-01-04, 1 comment
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A. - Pacing a suburban sidewalk, Cori Cauble rotates an antenna in her hand, listening for telltale beeps. A well-dressed man crossing the street glances at her, lifts a cellphone from his ear and asks, ''The owls?''
''We're looking for them,'' says Cauble, a wildlife researcher from the University of...
All About Owls
By Roddy Scheer, 2008-01-02
Northwest U.S.A. - Stung by criticism, the Bush administration recently announced that it is
asking independent scientists to review the science behind a federal plan to
increase logging in northern spotted owl habitat throughout the Pacific
Northwest. The landmark Northwest Forest Plan of 1994 set aside million...
Burrowing owl part of PGI landscape
By Greg Martin, 2007-12-29
Punta Gorda, Florida, U.S.A. - A pair of burrowing owls has taken up residence at Fred Post's house in Punta Gorda Isles, and he wants to get rid of them.
But the birds actually may be earning their keep by keeping the rodent
population under control, said Stephanie Rousso, wildlife biologist for the
Florida Fish and Wildl...
Helsinki names football owl 'resident of the year'
By Agnieszka Flak & Sami Torma, 2007-12-21
Helsinki, Finland - An eagle owl which temporarily halted a Euro 2008 qualifier match between Finland and Belgium in front of 35,000 spectators in the summer, was named as Helsinki's resident of the year by a journalists' association.
In June the large bird of prey, later nicknamed Bubi, swooped over the football