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Rare Owl Killed In New Mexico Leads To Increased Police Patrols
A rare owl killed in New Mexico last month has pushed federal authorities to step up efforts to protect the endangered species. The rare burrowing owl was killed in the Caja del Rio area of Santa Fe National Forest. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, local birdwatcher Julie Luetzelschwab spotted two rare burrowing owls on June 27 and took a picture of them. When she returned a few days later, Luetzelschwab saw only one owl. The second owl was found dead nearby. Analysis revealed that the...
In this July 23, 2004 file photo, a burrowing owl perches on a bush near Angel Peak outside Bloomfield, N.M. A federal land management official says more enforcement officers have been put on patrol in the Caja del Rio area near Santa Fe after the reported killing of a burrowing owl. (Ben Chrisman/The Daily Times via AP) A federal land management official says more enforcement officers have been put on patrol in the Caja del Rio area near Santa Fe after the reported killing of a burrowing ...
Help burrowing owls help us
When people - worldwide - think of Cape Coral, increasingly they think of burrowing owls. The tiny, ground-dwelling pest hunters have become synonymous with the city, serving as unexpected symbols for the Cape. They stimulate the economy by drawing nature-loving tourists. The Cape's owls gained international notoriety last year when award-winning Canadian nature photographer Megan Lorenz edited together footage she shot with a GoPro into a viral video that made it appear as if the owls were ...
Battle for Burrowing Owls
I had already been on the frontline for two years. My tactical pack - complete with camera and 500mm telephoto lens, a dozen padlocks, six feet of welded steel chain in various pre-cut lengths, notebook and pen, GPS receiver, and pocket-sized camcorder - was prepped for my morning patrol. The target zone was a 25-acre housing development, and once thriving grassland habitat, that fell victim to the real estate bubble. Construction stood still but had already scarred the landscape with a maze...