Owlets run for cover

My last few postings about a local band of burrowing owls was more about the trial and tribulations of their lives in a habitat continually being squeezed by urban development.  Whether under threat of a housing development or a community center, the tone was less than upbeat as I waded through red tape and alternating project managers in an ongoing plight to ensure their survival.

And with that said I had not actually planned to breach the burrowing owl topic so soon, but I came across a video that is nothing more than a feel good burrowing owl moment.  So, sit back and take a close-up look at a burrow in Washington state that is home to 12 successfully reared owlets.

By the way, glad to see the parents are ever so attentive as a predator soars above their heads!

About The Author

Scott serves as Director of Development & Communications for Audubon Canyon Ranch (focusing on preservation, education and conservation science) and has almost fifteen years of experience spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in biotech, wildlife conservation and management, communications, and philanthropy. In addition to a strong track record in organizational growth and leadership, he is the founder of Urban Bird Foundation and Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, and presided over ECHO Fund, a coastal protection and restoration organization, as President for four years. Scott holds an M.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Development and Policy, degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Environmental Sciences, and has complemented his studies with a Master's certificate in Environmental Resource Management.

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  2. Larry Jordan

    @Scott you really know how to get my attention. Once again to feature my favorite owl of all time. I am putting together a plan for Burrowing Owl habitat in Northern California. I hope to have it written up to submit to Audubon California for a grant. Wish me luck! Any suggestions appreciated.

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