Saturday, May 19, 2007

Owl Sightings

One team of overnight owlers found luck last night with two species, the eastern screech owl and the barred owl. The owl team donned night-vision goggles and headed out into the park. Once in a likely spot, guide David Johnson of the Global Owl Project played owl calls loudly over a boombox, luring curious male owls out to confront the fake intruder.

The ploy worked to draw out four eastern screech owls and nine barred owls.

Photograph of an eastern screech owl by Mark Christmas


Species Count: 388

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