Owl News Articles Index - Page 8
Owls Unite Arab Farmers in Palestine, Israel and Jordan
Tel Aviv, Israel - Known for his work with birds and other feathery friends Prof. Yossi Leshem
of Tel Aviv University is showing how nature can provide the best medicine - not only for pest problems, but also for diplomacy. For decades, Prof. Leshem has been pioneering environmentally-friendly techniques in pest con...
Family waits for new winged neighbors to emerge
By Michelle McNiel, 2010-06-25
Leavenworth, Washington, U.S.A. - A colorful and noisy assortment of birds flitted through the early-morning
sky over Eagle Creek on Thursday.
Western wood-pewees, Brewer's blackbirds, Say's Phoebes and swallows.
What wasn't taking to the skies, though, were the two juvenile barn owls huddled
in the Hafermanns' dog carrier...
Burrowing Owls Released in Area
By Laurena Weninger, 2010-06-23
Osoyoos, British Columbia, Canada - There is now at least one more family of burrowing owls in the South Okanagan.
''It's a numbers game,'' said Jim Wyse, a volunteer with the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of B.C.
About six weeks ago, society volunteers released four pairs of burrowing owls into artificial burrows built in natu...
Rats! Lord Howe's owls may be sent home to roost
By James Woodford, 2010-06-23
Lord Howe Island - Sometimes, no matter how much your family needs you, going home is not an
In Tasmania, masked owls are an endangered species - as few as 650 pairs are
But on Lord Howe Island, the same species has thrived following their
introduction to the island and they now live in densi...
Owls hatch unusual agricultural partnership
By Mark Grossi, 2010-06-22
Helm, California, U.S.A. - Farmer Don Cameron spent more than half a million dollars on drip
irrigation to save water and grow better tomatoes. But gophers soon began
chewing his drip lines, threatening to ruin his investment.
He waged a losing war using gopher traps until he had a serendipitous
conversation with the...
Burrowing owls make comeback at Umatilla depot
By Kevin McCullen, 2010-06-21
Umatilla, Oregon, U.S.A. - Mike Gregg gently clamped a small metal band on the left leg of a yellow-eyed baby burrowing owl cupped in the hands of Don Gillis, then fanned out its brown and white-flecked wing.
"This one is ready to fly, Don," Gregg, a wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, sai...
Wildlife Rehabilitators Help Young Owl Make A Soft Landing
Tonawanda, New York, U.S.A. - The SPCA on Ensminger Road in Tonawanda is usually thought of as a safe haven
for dogs and cats. What you may not know is that the facility also provides care
for injured wildlife. Staff there recently helped guide a soft landing for a
patient whose life began with a somewhat rough flight.
Barn owls set to control pests at Port of Ngqura
By Guy Rogers, 2010-06-16, 1 comment
Port of Ngqura, Eastern Cape, South Africa - A team of top nocturnal predators from up-country has arrived to help take
care of pest problems in the Port of Ngqura.
The 10 barn owls were brought in recently by plane from the Johannesburg Zoo by
Wildline. This is part of the organisation’s contract with the Nelson Mandela
Something is knocking the state's owls off their perches
By John Elder, 2010-06-13
Gippsland, Victoria, Australia - What's happened to Victoria's carnivorous owls? A significant number have
vanished, and the Department of Sustainability and Environment isn't sure what's going on.
It's assumed the top end of the woodland food chain is either starving to death
because its food source has been killed off by t...
Five baby barn owls released at Mojave Narrows Regional Park
Victorville, California, U.S.A. - In March, five owl nestlings were found at a construction site in
Too young to fend for themselves, the baby barn owls were taken to Wildhaven
Ranch, a nonprofit rehabilitation center near Cedar Glen in the San Bernardino
“We nurtured the birds and overfed them to...