Latest Owl Stories

2009-12-10 13:45:00

A new experiment by federal biologists will try to determine if killing the aggressive barred owl that has invaded old growth forests of the Northwest would help the spotted owl, which is protected, The Associated Press reported. A formal study from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether the experiment is plausible and will set the terms for how it is to be carried out. The study will be available for public comment and is expected to be completed by fall 2010. Fish and...

2009-11-25 09:40:17

A journey that started with a box of bird feet carried three Montana State University graduate students into the gruesome world of raptors and led to their findings being published in a prominent journal. Normally focused on dinosaurs, the students compared the claws and killing methods of four types of raptors and published a paper about their research in the Nov. 25th issue of PLoS One, a scientific journal published online by the Public Library of Science. The birds of prey that were...

2009-11-03 08:15:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today announced the signing of an exclusive world-wide publishing agreement with No. 1 songwriter/artist Adam Young of Owl City. The publishing deal encompasses all of the Owl City catalogue, including Adam's major label debut Ocean Eyes. "We couldn't be happier to be working with David Renzer, Tom Sturges, Evan Lamberg and the entire UMPG team," said Steve Bursky, management of Owl City. "Their creativity and...

2009-07-13 15:44:24

U.S. biologists say the 700-mile security wall under construction along the United States-Mexico border could significantly threaten wildlife. The scientists said the wall would alter the movement and connectivity of wildlife and the animals' potential isolation might be a threat to populations of some species. But the researchers said technology and design alterations could dramatically improve the potential for animals to move more freely between the two countries. Oregon State University...

2009-07-08 14:52:27

A 700-mile security wall under construction along the United States' border with Mexico could significantly alter the movement and "connectivity" of wildlife, biologists say, and the animals' potential isolation is a threat to populations of some species.However, technology and alterations to the design could dramatically improve the potential for animals to move more freely between the two countries, the scientists added.Results of their study are being published in the journal Conservation...

2009-04-18 06:42:35

A group of Con Edison workers in New York City discovered that a battery-powered owl scared monk parakeets away from electrical equipment for months. The owl, bought at a garden shop, was mounted on a 24,000-volt feeder reclosure in the Whitestone neighborhood in Queens, where nesting parakeets had started several costly fires, The New York Times reported Friday. Nicknamed Hootie, the plastic owl sat there turning its head and hooting, designed to deceive gulls, pigeons or parakeets that it...

2008-12-10 22:51:22

An animal protection officer and the fire brigade called out to rescue an owl in Rayleigh, England, only to learn the owl was a fake. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said an officer was sent to the scene after a mailman reported seeing an owl on a telephone pole that hadn't moved for days, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday. The officer observed the owl for hours and eventually called the fire brigade to mount a rescue. It was not until firefighters were preparing to...

2008-12-05 07:00:00

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Family-owned Kendall-Jackson Winery today announced a limited "green" holiday gift that offers an opportunity to adopt a wooden barn owl nesting box located on Kendall-Jackson'sHawkeye Mountain. The gift package includes wines made from grapes grown in the same vineyards the barn owls guard. Kendall-Jackson partnered with Marin-based non-profit Hungry Owl Project (hungryowl.org) to craft 100 boxes made from recycled and donated materials....

2008-10-06 15:00:17

BELFAST - Noted local bird authority Seth Benz will present "Embodied Silence: An Evening About Owls" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Belfast Free Library. Benz will explore some of what is known about owls living in the region, the myth and mystery surrounding them, their beauty, habits and habitats. He also will discuss the human association with owls, reaching back to the dawn of history and how, through owls, humankind has sought a more perfect sensory awareness of the world....

2008-09-23 09:00:40

* What: Brew at the Zoo, held Sept. 5 at the Denver Zoo. * Benefited: Around 3,000 people raised $85,000 at the sold-out event for the Red Apple Fund for Lifelong Learning, a scholarship fund that ensures access to zoo education programs for children and families, no matter what their economic status. * Libations and eats: More than 40 restaurants and breweries served food and beer for the crowd. More than 70 brews were on tap. * That's entertainment: Angie Stevens and the Beautiful...

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