Bangor owl update

In a follow-up to a story in the Bangor Daily News about Great Horned Owl attacks  The BDN had an intern go to the Bangor forest where the incidents took place and made a video of this investigation. This should be a reminder that owls are in fact birds of prey and not the cuddly pet of children stories.

We summarized the original story on our Great Horned Owl page.

Owls can be dangerous.

The debut episode of the podcast Criminal explores the possibility of an owl as the perpetrator of a murder.

In 2001, a woman was found dead in a pool of her own blood. Her husband was convicted of her murder. But a curious neighbor had a different theory… one that brings new meaning to man vs. beast.

There’s and extended reference to the documented attacks by a Great Horned Owl which we reference right here on Our Maine Owls.

Listen to it here.

Sponsor a Wild Ambassador

The Center for Wildlife’s popular Sponsor A Wild Ambassador Program offers a unique opportunity to bring a wild animal into your life or that of a friend or relative. You can sponsor the care of one of our special non-releasable raptors, reptiles or mammals that reside permanently at the Center for Wildlife. Our ambassadors live in large outdoor habitats that accommodate their needs, and travel to schools, libraries, senior centers, and other places in the community as ambassadors for their species. Our inspiring friends also serve as foster parents to wild young of their species, showing them the ropes so that they can return successfully to the wild knowing who they are and how to survive. Through your support, these beautiful animals will continue to be the bridge that connects the community to a world that is usually seen from a distance.

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Chebeague Island Venture

There have been several Snowy Owls in the Chebeague Island area  this season so a bunch of os are planning on heading out there on Sunday March 16th. We should catch them just before they head north. All those interested in going contact Clyde B.

Snowy, Boreal and Northern Hawk Owls in Northern Maine

Northern owls have been making a great showing in Aroostook county this season. Most everyone has heard the populations of the birds’ normal food supplies in the north (lemmings, voles and other small rodents) are apparently in a cyclic low and these predators are roaming south to avoid starvation. Luckily for the owls (and local birders) the rodent populations are doing very well in northern Maine and lots of these owls are showing up.

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