Owl News Articles Index - Page 47
Bringing back the barn owls
By Jessica Lamey, 2007-07-30, 2 comments
Pennsylvania, U.S.A. - Some may not know it, but a species of bird in Pennsylvania has been friends
with farmers for decades.
This bird is a predator, but stands only about 10 to 15 inches high. Its face is heart-shaped and resembles that of a monkey.
Even though it is pure white with a dusky breast and spots, it ...
So much for saving the spotted owl
By Michael Milstein, 2007-07-29, 2 comments
Oregon, U.S.A. - Two decades after the wrenching drive to save an obscure bird divided
Oregonians, reshaped the economy and tore apart the political landscape, the
northern spotted owl is disappearing anyway.
Even the most optimistic biologists now admit that the docile owl - revered and
reviled as the most...
Owls a hoot, say Potter fans
By Michelle Pountney, 2007-07-17
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - The mystery of magic has seen the humble owl rise to be one of Melbourne Zoo's drawcards.
Boy-wizard Harry Potter has cast a spell over the children of Melbourne that
has seen owls soar in the popularity stakes.
Harry Potter devotees, who are anxiously awaiting the release of the next
Family of owls sets up shop in Lincoln couple's yard
By Melissa Lee, 2007-07-16, 1 comment
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.A. - Ever looked - really looked - at an owl?
They're kind of cute, actually, squat and furry and quiet, blending in with the
leaves as they stare down at you from a tree branch.
Most people probably haven't noticed. Sue Herrera was one of those people until
one recent evening when she and her ...
Burrowing owls strive to survive drought, too busy to bear new crop
By Jeremy Cox, 2007-07-16
Marco Island, Florida, U.S.A. - Many burrowing owls were too busy trying to survive an 18-month drought to bear a new crop of owls this year on Marco Island, their primary nesting area in Collier County.
''They didn't have enough energy or food to produce young,'' said Nancy Richie, an environmental specialist with the city of Ma...
Barn Owls Unite Israelis, Jordanians
By Ben Winograd, 2007-07-15
Middle East - For years, Ibrahim Alayyan watched in frustration as rats devoured the date
palms at his lush family farm.
Having no luck with pesticides, the retired Jordanian heart surgeon was only too eager to try a pest control agent widely used in fields just across the Jordan River in Israel - owls.
Great-horned owls are found shot in canyon
By Patricia Farrell Aidem, 2007-07-14, 1 comment
Saugus, California, U.S.A. - Two great-horned owls have been found shot to death in recent months in
rustic Bouquet Canyon.
Both of the majestic birds, believed to be great-horned owls, had been shot with a .22-caliber rifle and landed on the grounds of LARC Ranch, a home for mentally disabled, said Charles Sturkey, direct...
Barn owls receive assistance in return to the wild
By Kyle Marksteiner, 2007-07-05
Carlsbad, New Mexico, U.S.A. - Hedwig the barn [sic] owl [Edit by owlpages.com: Hedwig is actually a Snowy Owl], of Harry Potter fame, will be back in the spotlight later this month when a new Harry Potter book and movie come out.
In the meantime, several of Hedwig's buddies had a pretty eventful Thursday
Vanishing nests force owls into human habitated areas
By Anuradha Mascarenhas, 2007-06-29
Pune, Maharashtra, India - Much myth and mystery surrounds the owl. Now, new research has thrown up
startling facts about the nocturnal bird which lost its traditional nesting
holes on farm lands thanks to large-scale felling of trees. A systematic mapping of nests in rural and urban areas of Pune district has shown that ...
Northern spotted owl's decline revives old concerns
By Brad Knickerbocker, 2007-06-27
Ashland, Oregon, U.S.A. - Twenty years after the northern spotted owl became the prime symbol for endangered species and habitat protection, it's back in the news and steeped in controversy.
Despite the bird's official listing as threatened and efforts to protect its
home range, its numbers continue to fall from British...