Owl News Articles Index - Page 93
Court holds government to higher standard for logging in owl habitat
By Jeff Barnard, 2004-08-06
San Francisco, California, U.S.A. - The government must provide for the recovery of the northern spotted
owl, not just its survival, when considering how much logging can be
allowed in old growth forests designated as critical habitat, a federal
appeals court ruled.
The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San ...
Owl watching becoming real hoot
By Scott Richardson, 2004-08-05
Normal, Illinois, U.S.A. - Lonnie Landess' parents were avid bird watchers and members of the Audubon Society in their younger years.
''They crawled all over the United States taking pictures of birds,''
But Landess, an optician, wasn't too keen on the hobby himself until
screech owls began to visit his b...
Giving a Hoot
By Lindsay Beller, 2004-08-05
Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S.A. - Like any good parent, the great horned owl works hard to feeds its
young. These birds of prey need about 42 acres of land to sufficiently
provide a steady diet of voles, chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits for
At Mellody Farm Nature Preserve in Lake Forest, a 50-acre property o...
Bird watchers spot rare black owl in Saswad
By Anuradha Mascarenhas, 2004-08-05
Saswad, Maharashtra, India - Three city bird watchers stumbled upon a rare melanistic
owl at Saswad, some 40 km from Pune, recently.
Such an owl has never been documented among the several species of the
spotted owlet (smaller owls) found in India that includes athene
brama brama, athene brama indica and athene brama ...
Scientists dig for answers about owls
By Anna King, 2004-07-26
Kennewick, Washington, U.S.A. - Mark Southern often lies down on his stomach in the dirt alongside roads.
He says the behavior may raise eyebrows, but he assures the public it's
his job. He's studying the elusive and dwindling population of burrowing
owls around the Tri-Cities.
Southern serves as the field crew leader fo...
Owls Face Spotted Future
By Sharon Guynup & Nicolas Ruggia, 2004-07-22
Oregon, U.S.A. - A northern spotted owl swoops down silently from its roost high in a
mammoth redwood tree, zeroing in on the unsuspecting rodent below. It is
a rare sight. Despite their 1990 listing under the Endangered Species
Act (ESA), these once-abundant nighttime raptors - a necessary check in
Work on school halted by owls
By Tracy Kurtinitis, 2004-07-17
Gilbert, Arizona, U.S.A. - A creature typically associated with wisdom has unwittingly halted the
construction of a building where children go to grow wise.
Higley Unified School District broke ground recently on its newest
elementary school, Gateway Point. But workers had not dug very far when
they discovered a colony...
Subcontractor gives a hoot
By Michelle Woo, 2004-07-17
Gilbert, Arizona, U.S.A. - Bob Fraley never would have guessed that his discovery last week would
make such a hoot.
While surveying the barren grounds of Higley's soon-to-be-constructed
Gateway Pointe Elementary School, the Valley subcontractor came across a
peculiar sight. There, snuggled together near a fence post,...
Barn owls nearing extinction
By Jason Graziadei, 2004-07-16, 1 comment
Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.A. - The high-pitched screech of Nantucket's barn owls is a sound that has
been heard less and less around the island in the past year.
Since the barn owl population peaked in the summer of 2002, when an
estimated 100 owls were spread across the island, two harsh winters have
decimated the preda...
Deerhunter gives a hoot
By Todd Brooks, 2004-07-15
Russellville, Arkansas, U.S.A. - The 67-year-old retired grocer shimmies up a telephone pole to his
deer stand, opens the door, and immediately it sounds if he just opened
the door to a Noah's ark full of hissing, angry snakes.
Instead of a deer stand full of snakes, though, there is a family five
young barn owls huddled in ...