Owl News Articles Index - Page 55
Barn owls dying by thousands along I-84
By Robbie Johnson, 2007-01-05, 2 comments
Boise, Idaho, U.S.A. - If you drive down the interstate east of Boise you may spot some of the hundreds of dead owls that are being reported.
The owls are being hit by vehicles in unusually high numbers and so far no one
is certain why such a large amount is dying.
Barn owl deaths are becoming extremely common al...
Tawny owls surprise experts by thriving in border woods
By Rachel Norris, 2007-01-05
Kielder, Northumberland, England, U.K. - Tawny owls are thriving in the border country and helping to rewrite the nature books at the same time.
A major Forestry Commission project, which began in 1980, has passed a milestone with a near record number of owls laying eggs and youngsters being born last summer.
In total 110 pairs of ow...
Snowy owl dies of lead poisoning
By Clair Johnson, 2006-12-18
Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A. - A snowy owl being treated for lead poisoning at the Montana Raptor Conservation Center in Bozeman has died.
A blood sample from the owl showed the toxicity of its blood was seven times the lethal limit for lead poisoning, said John Bell, a center volunteer who helped care for the sick owl. An X-r...
Organization helps owls affected by construction
By Gentry Braswell, 2006-12-09
Palominas, Arizona, U.S.A. - Burrowing owls live in holes in the ground, but they don't dig their own.
Because of the ongoing extrication of burrowing mammals such as prairie dogs and the urbanization of grasslands and modern agricultural technology, burrowing owls are at risk because their natural homes are disappearing. Si...
7 owls rescued in Old Delhi
By Ravleen Kaur, 2006-12-07
New Delhi, India - The Delhi Wildlife Department today rescued seven owls belonging to a rare species near the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, wildlife officials said.
Officials added that they reached the area while a deal was taking place but the traders managed to flee. The birds, which belong to the species Indian Ho...
Cat trapper hopes to save burrowing owls
Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.A. - A Cape Coral man has set up a cat trap near his home because he blames stray felines for the city's declining burrowing owl population.
Most experts say new development has pushed away this rare species, but Tom
Irbeck has a different theory.
''We've noticed cats, a lot of cats around and no...
A Rolls-Royce welcome for Goodwood Barn Owls
2006-12-01, 1 comment
Goodwood, Sussex, England, U.K. - A custom-made owl box was unveiled today in the 42 acre grounds of the
Rolls-Royce plant at Goodwood. It has been installed as part of the company's
commitment to encourage biodiversity within its grounds. The box, designed and
crafted by staff at West Dean College, Chichester features an owl ...
Owls Released In Central Florida City To Fight Mouse Infestation
Apopka, Florida, U.S.A. - The Orange County Health Department and a local wildlife center released owls in parts of Apopka, Fla., to help reduce a mouse infestation problem, according to officials.
Health authorities, plant-nursery managers and state agricultural experts said
mice are infesting homes, storage areas and ...
Owl rescued from rooftop
By Gordon McCully, 2006-11-23
Chorley, Lancashire, England, U.K. - Treacle the owl is back home safe and well after breaking hoot' when she was
frightened by a firework.
The three-year-old Mexican striped owl was rescued by firefighters from a
Chorley town centre rooftop, much to the delight of her relieved owner Margaret
Margaret, who together w...
Snowy owl meets tragic end
By Dave Sherwood, 2006-11-22, 1 comment
Belgrade, Maine, U.S.A. - On Saturday morning, just a few hours after the Kennebec Journal and Morning
Sentinel printed full-color photographs of a stunningly beautiful snowy owl
spotted on a farm in Belgrade, a gruesome report came in.
The bird was dead.
The report came from Don Mairs, of North Belgrade. Mairs, a ...