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Burrowing owls might use manure to cut down on their shopping trips By David Bird, 2007-12-19 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada - I chose to write about burrowing owls for three reasons. First, I love owls. With those humongous, peering eyes and their secretive and mystical behaviour, who doesn't? Second, I love a good scientific mystery, especially one that poses several possible explanations. And third, I have a...
A hoot idea: Farmers find natural solution to rodent problem By Eli Ashkenazi, 2007-12-10 
Kfar Blum, Israel - The battle between the rodents, which ornithology experts call ''mass-production machines,'' and the owls, the ''hunting machines,'' is about to begin. If all goes as planned, the rodents that destroy Israel's alfalfa fields can start shaking in their boots, the experts say. The opening salvo was fi...
Stowaway owl joins the navy 2007-12-08 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - It may have sounded like a soaring fish tale, but rumours of a winged stowaway aboard a Canadian naval vessel turned out to be true. Crew members aboard HMCS Preserver discovered a northern saw-whet owl that had hitched a ride on the waves while sailing to Norfolk, Virginia. ''A couple of th...
Shhh! Try not to disturb owls when snowmobiling By Mick Zawislak, 2007-12-08 
Rollins, Illinois, U.S.A. - After transforming farmland into a vast welcome mat of grasslands and other terrain at Rollins Savanna, forest preserve officials are keeping an eye on human activity to make sure one skittish visitor isn't scared off. The short-eared owl, an uncommon winter resident in north and central Illi...
Northern saw-whet owls on the way By YuLee Larner, 2007-12-05 
Augusta County, Virginia, U.S.A. - Northern saw-whet owls are rare fall transients and winter residents in Augusta County; we have only seven records, of which four were road kills or injured birds. To learn more about this rare species, Dr. Clair Mellinger, a biology professor at Eastern Mennonite University, initiated a saw-wh...
Out-of-the-box thinking to protect owls By Divya Gandhi, 2007-11-28 
Bangalore, Karnataka, India - Close to midnight a few weeks ago, Mukta Nagaraj heard some terrifying screeching outside her first floor flat in Jayanagar. As she peeped out of her kitchen window convinced it was a beastly catfight, she was startled to find, staring back at her calmly, the ghostly white, heart-shaped face of...
Airport gives a hoot for owls By Kathryn Bursch, 2007-11-27 
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A. - At a place where planes soar through the air, some bird lovers are getting down to earth. On Tuesday morning, a group of people with shovels were digging holes at Albert Whitted Airport. It looked like they were digging for treasure, but these folks were actually trying to save a Florida treasu...
Palominas residents provide new homes for burrowing owls By Shar Porier, 2007-11-19 
Palominas, Arizona, U.S.A. - Come spring, around 40 burrowing owls will be released and, it is hoped, make their new home in the vast grasslands at the foot of the Huachuca Mountains. Thanks to the program of the nonprofit Wild At Heart and a dozen or so volunteers, 96 man-made burrows were constructed over the weekend on ...
He gives a hoot by taking in owls By George Barnes, 2007-11-19 
Athol, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - It's a hoot to visit Bob Coyle's house in normal circumstances, with his scientific collections and the knowledge he willingly imparts. But this weekend, visitors got a double dose of hoot from two injured barred owls he is caring for. Mr. Coyle, a retired science teacher and treasurer of the Ath...
Fears captive-bred barn owls being released just to die By Roland Batten, 2007-11-15, 1 comment
Wiltshire, England, U.K. - A growing number of barn owls are being found dead, or injured, in and around south Wiltshire, raising fears by Wildlife Rescue that thoughtless owners are releasing captive-bred owls. Although it is an offence to release captive-bred owls, Wildlife Rescue has evidence that, in at least two cas...

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