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Blakiston’s Fish Owl on Hokkaido

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When Jonathan Slaght did his research on Blakiston’s Fish Owl in Russia’s Far East – which he describes in his excellent book “Owls of the Eastern Ice” – he had to cope not only with extreme cold but also with rather bad music: “Katkov filled our commutes with loud music. Sitting in a heated(!)

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Owling in Trinidad & Tobago

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While preparing an article this week for a local newspaper on the nighttime denizens of Tobago, it crossed my mind that I never considered owls as a group, far less target species for any particular outing (except for a select few, upon which I shall expound here). involve owls. Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl.

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Owls, Owls, and more Owls in SE Arizona

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The last couple of weeks have really been a boom for me personally, as far as spotting our local owls goes. It all started in getting to photograph the Northern Pygmy-owls in Madera Canyon. Then a quick check up on the Ferruginous Pygmy-owls that are out in Alta Valley.

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Owls around Delhi

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Still, I contacted a local guide and shot for the moon: “Can you show me any owls”? The Brown Fish Owl is the most common of all Fish Owls. This D usky Eagle Owl is blind on one eye but still seems to be doing ok. This D usky Eagle Owl is blind on one eye but still seems to be doing ok.

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Does Choco Screech-Owl Occur in Costa Rica?

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Screech-owls don’t actually screech. I suppose that sounds better than “tremulous”, “modulating”, or “little hooting” owls even if any of those names would be more accurate. One of the more recently, officially recognized screech-owl species is the Choco Screech-Owl.

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Another post about owls

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For those still reading on after this introduction, this is about Barn Owls I have seen in Germany in summer 2018 and winter 2019 – rural Northern Germany, to be more specific. In summer 2018, I spent a couple of nights near barn owl nesting boxes, watching the parental delivery service and its expectant customers.

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How to find the Ural Owl in Serbia

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The Ural Owl inhabits old and undisturbed boreal forests, in an unbroken belt from Sweden and Finland across Russia to Japan, and is rarely seen to the south, only here and there, in the Carpathians (Slovakia/Ukraine/Romania/eastern Serbia) and Dinaric Alps (Croatia/Bosnia/western Serbia). managed to see it, his largest owl ever.

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