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Owl News Articles Index - Page 5
Harry Potter blamed for fueling India owls' demise
New Delhi, India - Indian Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh has blamed fans of boy wizard Harry Potter for their role in the dwindling number of wild owls.
He said that Harry Potter books and films featuring his feathered friend Hedwig
are popular in India and had contributed towards the demise of owls.
Tame owls have chicks after mating with wild male
By Janine Oelofse, 2010-11-02
George, South Africa - It's become an owl house on the Garden Route with some remarkable tales to
tell. In what has been described as a highly unusual development, two tame
female spotted eagle owls have mated with a wild male and produced offspring in
the garden of their owner, the man who started the Owl Box conse...
Halloween hoot: Four rescued owls released at Utah Lake
By Caleb Warnock, 2010-10-31
Provo, Utah, U.S.A. - Four live rescued owls were released into the wild on Saturday morning in a
unique celebration of Halloween.
A couple dozen people gathered at Utah Lake State Park to watch the four barn
owls take flight together. One of the owls was rescued after being found soaked
in oil. Three others wer...
Feds Chipping Away at Owl Habitat
By Sonya Angelica Diehn, 2010-10-28
Medford, Oregon, U.S.A. - The federal government is illegally allowing logging on nearly 1,100 acres of habitat for the threatened northern spotted owl, three environmental groups claim in Federal Court. The groups claim the project would ''downgrade'' about half of the project area, making it marginally usable for the
Barn owl Tythe shines at Cumbrian museum
By Jenny Barwise, 2010-10-28
Whitehaven, Cumbria, England, U.K. - A fluffy owl was the star attraction at a family event held in a Whitehaven
Youngsters got the chance to meet Tythe the barn owl at The Beacon as part of
the museum's Meet The Owl attraction.
The event has been running for three days at the harbourside museum thanks to
Owl be seeing you: Pair of Great Horned birds released to the wild
By Roni Reino, 2010-10-23
Kittery, Maine, U.S.A. - With a gentle push and a flutter of wings, two Great Horned Owls took their first flight into the wild on their own after months of rehabilitation.
Earlier this year, the two juvenile owls were given to The Center for Wildlife
after falling out of their nests and suffering from severe injuries ...
Researchers report Yosemite owls are own distinct species
By Dana M. Nichols, 2010-09-24
Yosemite National Park, California, U.S.A. - Genetic researchers say a new study shows the great gray owls living in and around Yosemite National Park are a distinct species and
should have their own name.
It has been about 26,700 years since the Sierra Nevada great grays have been
able to interbreed with other great gray populations in...
California's Largest Burrowing Owl Population Is in Rapid Decline
Imperial Valley, California, U.S.A. - New surveys show a 27-percent drop in the number of breeding burrowing owls in California's Imperial Valley and provide some of the most striking evidence yet that the species is badly in need of state protections. Recent surveys of the state's largest burrowing owl population have been conducted by...
Stowaway Owl Found On Royal Caribbean Ship
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. - Hours before Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas was due to sail from Port
Everglades this past weekend, a rare owl was found stowed away on the ship's
artificial golf course and needed to be removed, according to the Miami Herald.
The owl is a member of the Florida burrowing owls species, wh...
Barn owls take up residence at Full Circle Farm
By John Dugan, 2010-09-09, 1 comment
Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A. - Jason Strawbridge didn't want to follow the flock in making his Eagle Scout
project. Another toolshed or bench was not what he wanted to build - he was
looking for a challenge.
Lucky for him, then, that three rehabilitated barn owls needed somewhere to
sleep. Jason built three owl boxes fro...