ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scope of a tree-cutting ban across several national forests in the Southwest has been further narrowed to allow for Christmas tree permits and prescribed burns under a...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It will be up to a federal judge whether to sign off on a proposed order that would clear the way for a tree to be cut and displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over...
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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — As he stood amid the thick old-growth forests in the coastal range of Oregon, Dave Wiens was nervous. Before he trained to shoot his first barred owl, he had never fired a...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service wants a federal judge to reconsider an order that halted tree-cutting across thousands of square miles of forest in the Southwest, saying efforts...
TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A tree to be displayed outside the U.S. Capitol building over the holidays is supposed to come from a New Mexico forest.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A tree-cutting ban in Southwest forests meant to protect a threatened spotted owl was narrowed Tuesday to exclude personal firewood cutting permits that residents in rural...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Republican lawmakers say a federal court decision that halts firewood gathering and other forest projects will have devastating consequences.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's congressional delegation wants the U.S. Forest Service to quickly address concerns about a threatened owl and to allow firewood gathering and other activities...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — People who rely on wood stoves to heat their homes in the winter are scrambling to find other options after a U.S. District Court halted tree cutting on large swaths of...
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on a court order banning tree cutting on national forests five New Mexico forests and one in Arizona (all times local):
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. judge has halted tree-cutting activities across thousands of square miles of the Southwest until federal agencies can get a better handle on how to monitor the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A search is underway to find new homes for nearly 500 animals, including lions, tigers, alligators, owls and wolves, after officials announced a long-struggling Southern...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A great horned owl named Athena has been released into the wild after spending three months growing to full maturity in a Missouri animal rehabilitation program.
MAPLETON, Utah (AP) — At first glance, Patti Richards' home blends in with her Mapleton neighbors — until you step into the backyard.
Chirps and shrieks can be heard from the enclosures,...
PHOENIX (AP) — Conservation specialists at the Phoenix Zoo say they are flying high over the arrival of four big-eyed baby pygmy owls.
The cactus ferruginous pygmy owls hatched three weeks...
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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Freddy, a large crow with his right wing taped to an orange splint, hopped around his cage on Jonesboro veterinarian Archie Ryan's land.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A great horned owl and at least seven bald eagles have been found dead along Maryland's Eastern Shore this year, reminding officials of the eagles found fatally poisoned in...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A barred owl caught a lucky break when a snorkeler banded with wildlife officials to rescue the bird from a fishing line tangled in trees above the James River in...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday.
The 10 burrowing owls are the most seen at LAX Dunes Preserve in 40 years, the Los Angeles Times reported. Among the raptors are a breeding pair that stand guard over a nest.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Parker and Bryson Lockley scored 17 points apiece as Kennesaw State beat North Florida 81-64 on Wednesday night, ending an eight-game skid.
Danny Lewis added 16 points and four assists for the Owls (4-18, 1-6 Atlantic Sun Conference), who pick up their first conference win. Tyler Hooker had 15 points and six rebounds. Lockley led with 12 rebounds and Hooker posted seven assists and six rebounds.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — After months of stress, uncertainty and shuffled quarters, Gandalf, the great horned owl, is home.
A year and a half ago, his very life was at risk — and not from his car-smashed wing, which healed years ago.
NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — An out-of-place pelican and an injured owl will likely remain stranded at a Rhode Island wildlife facility until the end of the partial federal government shutdown.
The Providence Journal reports that the juvenile brown pelican — likely steered north by high winds — had become a sensation to bird watchers and dock workers who nicknamed him "Bert."
WATERBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging drivers to be alert for hawks and owls that may be looking for food along roadsides this winter.
The department says many birds of prey are hit by motor vehicles when they swoop down to catch small rodents crossing the road and often don't survive the crashes.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a third lawsuit challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's experiment with killing barred owls to protect threatened spotted owls.
BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An owl that was injured when it flew into a truck in Vermont has been released back into the wild.
The Bennington Banner reports Shane and Antoinette Squiers released the barred owl into the Norman and Selma. The Squiers were travelling on Route 7 toward Bennington on Friday night when they struck the bird.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Xavian Stapleton scored 27 points, with six 3-pointers, and grabbed seven rebounds and Florida Atlantic pulled ahead early to beat Florida Gulf Coast 85-68 on Sunday for the Eagles' fourth straight loss.
Jailyn Ingram had 11 points, 10 boards and six assists and Jaylen Sebree added 12 points for the Owls (6-1), who made 11 3-pointers and shot 49 percent overall.
HOUSTON, Minn. (AP) — After 20 years of making an impact, a famous bird of prey is retiring in Minnesota.
Alice will be retiring in Houston, where she lives with her caretaker Karla Bloem, who founded the International Festival of Owls and the International Owl Center, the Winona Daily News reported .
SAVANNA, Iowa (AP) — The little office is what you'd expect, mostly.
One wall of the National Wildlife & Fish Refuge office at Savanna is occupied by your typical taxidermy. The stuffed owls, hawks and eagles should come as no surprise in such a habitat, right?
On a table under the mounted birds of prey, however, is a collection that doesn't fit the motif. Scattered upon the little display table are hand grenades, mortar shells, shrapnel and bullets.
WHITEHALL, Wis. (AP) — Department of Natural Resources wardens have answered the call to help wildlife in the past, but in this western Wisconsin case it was a beautiful bird in a very tight spot.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Two rare barn owls have been released in an area of southern Indiana where wildlife experts suspect another of the raptors is living.
The two female owls were released Wednesday inside a Monroe County pole barn that's fitted with an opening that leads to a nesting box for the state-endangered owl species .
The owls were placed inside the box in the hopes that they'll use it as their home base.
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — State wildlife officials have found 28 dead barn owls that were struck by cars along a highway in central California.
California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Peter Tira said Wednesday officers found the birds' carcasses this month on a two-mile stretch of Highway 41 in Kings County, near Stratford.
Tira says an investigation determined every predatory nocturnal bird had been hit by a vehicle along the road flanked by farm fields.
KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Officials in New Hampshire are warning hikers about a bird swooping down on people on a local trail.
WMUR-TV reports Keene officials recently posted signs at Cheshire Trail after they received three reports about an owl swooping by people. Keene Parks, Recreation and Facilities Director Andy Bohannon says hawks in a park swooped by hikers earlier this summer.
CAPRE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been charged with destroying the nests of six burrowing owls. The birds are protected by the state.
Wildlife officials say 52-year-old Jerlis Villalba and his crew were doing landscaping work when he instructed the crew to clear land near the burrows. According to a probable cause affidavit, Villalba admitted that he knew the burrowing owls and their burrows were protected and decided to get close anyway because he hadn't seen the birds in a long time.
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — The man whose dusty hands grip the dirt-caked steering wheel calls out the birds by name as his pickup barrels a trail through the grass unusually tall and green this summer for Fall River County. Like porpoises tailing a ship in a marine bay, the birds burst out of the pasture, encircling the truck.
"Meadowlark," said David Zimiga, the man hired for this ranch, pointing at zigzagging birds. "Those two are doves."
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — New York is buying 180 acres to expand a wildlife area that's a popular destination for birders looking for snowy owls and other rare birds of prey.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is adding the land to the existing 286-acre Washington County Grasslands Wildlife Management Area in Fort Edward. The state-owned area is within a 2,000-acre grassland recognized by the National Audubon Society as critical bird habitat.
Selected editorials from Oregon newspapers:
East Oregonian, July 24, on wishful thinking hurting recycling efforts:
When it comes to recycling, Oregonians have been fooling themselves for years.
We've been placing all sorts of items in curbside recycling bins, assuming that was appropriate because, well, it seems as if they should be recyclable — garden hoses, diapers, pots and pans, plastic bags, wire hangers, clamshell food containers . even bowling balls.
PANGBURN, Ark. (AP) — A great horned owl that was injured in a mudslide in central Arkansas in February will be released back into the wild this week.
An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission warden rescued the owl from a field near Pangburn, about 55 miles northeast of Little Rock, once floodwaters receded from the mudslide.
LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) — Firefighters in Livingston rescued two owlets and are offering a $200 reward for information leading to whoever is responsible for killing their mother.
Students at a Livingston middle school had been watching the great horned owl family, but someone threw rocks at the nest Tuesday night, killing the mother.
EPPING, N.H. (AP) — Animal welfare officials say several owls are dying from eating rodents who have consumed poison.
Bird experts say several sick owls have been found in the Epping area. Expert Jane Kelly tells WMUR-TV that she believes rodenticide is to blame, saying owls are snatching up rats or mice that have already been fatally sickened by rodent poison.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife officials say an injured owl that latched onto a woman in her car before flying off has been found.
Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman Mark Hart says agency workers putting up fencing for wildlife near Tucson when they spotted the owl Tuesday.
The bird had an injured left eye but was flapping its wings.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona wildlife officials say a woman narrowly avoided injury after trying to rescue a hurt owl.
Arizona Game and Fish Department Tucson spokesman Mark Hart says the incident happened Monday night when the woman accidentally struck the owl with her car.
The woman then turned back to recover the owl, which appeared stunned or unconscious.
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — An injured snowy owl is on the mend in Massachusetts.
The Cape Cod Times reports Tuesday the owl is being cared for at the Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable after being spotted on the side of a busy road two weeks ago.
The owl was rescued by New Bedford Animal Control and has a broken ulna and a damaged joint. An ulna can be considered the forearm of a bird.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A baby eastern screen owl that fell from its nest twice is getting some recuperative assistance.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — New homes have been found for 19 baby owls that were brought to a Wyoming wildlife rehabilitation center about a month ago.
The Teton Raptor Center in Jackson Hole found itself in late March with a sudden influx of owlets from three separate broods of young owls in Idaho.
PHOENIX (AP) — Great horned owls, one of the most common raptors in the United States, are being threatened by rat poison in their prey.
Since 2011, the Arizona Game & Fish Department has identified 50 cases of wildlife poisoning from pest control chemicals. Forty one of those involved anticoagulant rodenticide.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two ambitious owls perched in a tree and plotted an attack for about 15 minutes before launching themselves at an unsuspecting hunter.
A flash of feathers was the only warning Mississippi hunter Al Porter had as the two barred owls silently dug their claws into his head and back.