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Articles tagged barred owl

Jan. 17, 2014, 11:26 a.m.

To Save Threatened Owl, Another Species Is Shot

In desperation to save the rare northern spotted owl, biologists are doing something that goes against their core — shooting another owl that's rapidly taking over spotted owl territory across the northwest.

Sept. 10, 2013, 2:56 p.m.

Feds Move Ahead With Plan To Kill Spotted Owl Rival

Federal wildlife officials are moving ahead with an experiment to see if killing a rival owl will help save the northern spotted owl from extinction.

July 23, 2013, 11 a.m.

Wildlife Officials Move Ahead With Killing Barred Owls

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces that it will experiment with killing barred owls in Northwest forests to keep these aggressive birds from crowding out their more genteel cousins, the federally protected northern spotted owls.

Nov. 9, 2012, 1:45 p.m.

Owls Attacking Visitors In Seattle-Area Parks

Barred owls have been swooping down on people in Seattle-area parks. A ranger at Bridle Trails State Park in Kirkland, Mary Welborn, says people have been clawed enough to draw blood in a handful of incidents.

April 12, 2012, 6:20 p.m.

How Barred Owls Win The Fight For Forest and Food

A researcher who conducted one of the first thorough surveys of both invasive barred owls and native spotted owls found this: barred owls outnumbered spotted owls 5-to-1. Diet and lots of fledglings are helping the barred owl take over.

Feb. 28, 2012, 1:32 p.m.

Obama Plan For Spotted Owl Targets Rival Barred Owl

WASHINGTON (AP) — To save the endangered spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside.