Snowy Owl Season: Reflections on Winter 2017-18

Tim HealyBird News, Birding, Conservation Issues, eBird, General Rant, ScienceLeave a Comment

Please enjoy owls responsibly

Bubo scandiacus is a highly evocative species. One of the largest, most striking members of the ever popular owl family, Snowies have a special magic that drives people wild. Wherever these Arctic predators go, excitement bordering on chaos usually follows. I’ve been hooked on Snowy Owls my entire life. I spent my early childhood dragging around a beloved plush Snowy, … Read More

This Week in Birding 37

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This Week in Birding

:: A new study by scientists at Environment Canada has found that more than 270 million birds are killed in Canada every year from human-related activity :: The Plain-pouched Hornbill in Malaysia is facing extinction because of logging, poaching, and being hunted as food for humans :: Mercury levels are increasing in the eggs of water birds that nest downstream from Canada’s tar sands region :: A new species … Read More