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Owls flock in historic numbers to Minnesota 2005-03-14 
Minnesota, U.S.A. - Minnesota is being invaded. By owls. They started flying south in November and they have kept on coming. This is what ornithologists and birders call an irruption. And this one is of historic proportions. ''This invasion is unprecedented, and we may not see anything like this again in our lifet...
Rare owls found near racecourse By Melanie Ave, 2005-03-12, 1 comment
St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A. - Two burrowing owls threatened to send preparations for the city's grand prix into a tailspin Friday. For a while, it looked like a messy showdown was imminent: delicate winged creatures vs. roaring race cars. Four Audubon Society of St. Petersburg volunteers discovered two nests of the rar...
Nest-box cameras now bigger, better 2005-03-11 
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. - Although millions of birds everywhere are getting ready to nest and raise their young this spring, most of what they do is hidden from view. With the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Nest Box Cam, viewers around the world can get an up close and personal look at birds as they build a nest, lay and ...
Owls reintroduced to Laveen homeland By Christina Leonard, 2005-03-11 
Laveen, Arizona, U.S.A. - For the past several weeks, volunteers have trekked out to a Laveen flood-control project every day to feed frozen white mice to more than a dozen western burrowing owls. The daily feedings are part of a project to reintroduce owls to the area. Officials say the locale is a perfect habitat ...
Injured Great Grey Owl captured, treated By Steven Elbow, 2005-03-09 
Stoughton, Wisconsin, U.S.A. - The Stoughton Great Gray Owl, which has become one of the biggest spectacles of the year for area bird watchers, has been captured after it was apparently hit by a car. Becca DuBey of Stoughton, a volunteer for the Wildlife in Need Center in Oconomowoc, said she learned about the injured ow...
Great Gray Owl Hit By Car 2005-03-08 
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. - Migratory Birds Aren't Used To Traffic Hundreds of bird watchers have been out searching for great gray owls, near Goose Pond, Janesville, and near Stoughton in Lake Kegonsa Park. Thousands of the big birds have swooped down from Canada into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Birders in the Madison ar...
Look Whooo's Here For Food 2005-03-07 
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A. - Birders call seeing the great gray owl - probably the world's largest owl - a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Thousands of the big birds have swooped down from Canada into Minnesota and Wisconsin. Birders in the Madison area are scanning the skies for a glimpse. Pat Ready saw one last week ne...
What a hoot By Sue Lowe, 2005-03-06 
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A. - Vince Gresham was walking to math class at Mishawaka High School when he heard there was an owl in the courtyard. He skipped math class. The tiny saw-whet owl, the first owl he had ever seen, so fascinated him that he decided he wanted to get a picture. Fortunately, the owl stayed while h...
Owl Prowl provides the hardy with way to beat winter storm By Elizabeth Shaw, 2005-03-03 
Flushing, Michigan, U.S.A. - Most people might have huddled inside during Friday night's snowstorm. But the weather didn't stop a record number of nature lovers from trudging across the moonlit fields for the season's second Owl Prowl night hike at Flushing Township Nature Park. Nobody was more surprised by the record turnou...
Raptor Center helping more owls By Jerret Raffety, 2005-03-01 
St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A. - The University of Minnesota's Raptor Center is treating a record number of injured Canadians. These Canadians are great gray owls that have migrated to Minnesota. They came in search of rodent species that are their food source. Along the way, these owls have become injured. Currently, the...

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