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Artificial nests for Barn Owls (Tyto alba) help farmers befriend these natural rodent hunters.
Jordan
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14 Jan, 2022

"Barn owls are prolific hunters. They are known as “farmers’ friends” as they feed on over 20 small mammal species worldwide including rodents, acting as natural pest control. Konwar saw it as an advantage and decided to move the family of owls from under the roof to inside the mill. Eventually, the owls became accustomed to having humans around and became friendly with Konwar’s family and neighbours."

The vulnerable bats of Biak-na-Bato
Jordan
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15 Dec, 2021

"The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Central Luzon (DENR-CL) announced in October the arrest of four alleged wildlife poachers, who were caught with 6,200 wrinkle-lipped bats (Chaerephon plicatus) they took from Bahay Paniki Cave inside the Biak-na-Bato National Park (BNBNP) in San Miguel, Bulacan, one of the oldest protected areas (PAs) in the country."

Sightings of Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus) further south this time of year.
Jordan
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08 Dec, 2021

"The first reports of Snowy Owls during the week began with a “possible” sighting on the west jetty Nov. 22. Earlier in November there was a sighting in Chatham. There were two on Cape Cod, at the south end of Nauset Beach, on Saturday. One was seen there on Sunday, so perhaps the other drifted across the sound to check out Nantucket."

Barn owl population on the rise in Wisconsin.
Jordan
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23 Nov, 2021

A nest of rare barn owls was found in western Wisconsin after a two-decade hiatus. The new discovery of the barn owl family in a nest was the first in 22 years despite an uptick in unconfirmed sightings in the southern part of the state.


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