Flapping with deep, gradual wing-motion, a Quick-eared Owl seems virtually to drift above the bottom. This owl has an in depth world vary, together with North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Nonetheless, it is declining, as a consequence of improvement, agriculture, and overgrazing. American Bird Conservancy and Companions in Flight take into account this fowl at-risk. However the federal Conservation and Wetland Reserve Packages are displaying promise for Quick-eared Owls, by preserving massive blocks of habitat. Let your elected representatives know that you just assist these packages!
Quick-eared Owls Hunt by Day
Written by Bob Sundstrom
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[Short-eared Owl barking]
On a chilly, crisp January morning, a lovely golden-brown fowl of prey sits atop a fence publish. Out of the blue, the fowl takes flight on lengthy, rounded wings. Flapping with deep, gradual wing-beats, it seems virtually to drift above the bottom, like an unlimited moth. It’s a Quick-eared Owl, an owl particularly tailored to hunt in the course of the day.
[Short-eared Owl barks]
Quick-eared Owls are discovered on grasslands and tundra and alongside coastlines. They’ve an in depth world vary, together with North and South America, in addition to Europe and Asia. [Short-eared Owl barking] But regardless of the widespread vary, this unconventional owl is declining. In North America, grassland habitats are dwindling as a consequence of improvement, agriculture, and overgrazing. American Bird Conservancy and Companions in Flight take into account the Quick-eared Owl in danger.
So, what to do?
Properly, restoring habitat provides hope. Packages such because the federal Conservation and Wetland Reserve Packages are displaying promise for Quick-eared Owls.
[Short-eared Owl barks]
BirdNote celebrates the work of our conservation companions and the on a regular basis actions of our listeners to reverse the alarming decline in North American birds. Collectively, we will convey them again. Study extra and become involved at birdnote.org.
I’m Michael Stein.
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Name of the Quick-eared Owl offered by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. Barking  recorded by G. Vyn and barks by  by D.S. Herr. Ambient recorded by C. Peterson.
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© 2020 BirdNote January 2017/2020/2022 Narrator: Michael Stein
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