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Burrowing owls make a comeback in hubbub of Silicon Valley

June 10, 2013 by Constance Taylor

Burrowing owls are finding habitat alongside the massive tech companies of Silicon Valley, thanks to an effort to show how the quizzical birds can adapt to humans when given the chance.

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Burrowing Owl Preservation Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

The Burrowing Owl Preservation Society (BOPS) was formed out of concern for the continued decline of burrowing owl population. California breeding burrowing owl populations declined 60% from the 1980s to the early 90s, and continue to decline at roughly 8% per year.

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Burrowing Owl Conservation Network

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

Burrowing Owl Conservation Network advocates for the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl and promotes the preservation and careful management of habitat to prevent loss, foster healthy populations, and maintain intact natural communities for an ecologically sound future.

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Owl in the Hole

July 01, 2012 by John Muir Laws

Meet the ambassadors of grasslands — among the few birds you’ll meet that live in holes in the ground. As ...

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Of Mice and Birds at the Farallones

May 26, 2011 by Juliet Grable

U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials extended to June 10 the deadline for accepting public comments on a controversial proposal to eradicate nonnative house mice on the Southeast Farallon Islands. Opponents cite concerns that the poisons will endanger a range of wildlife on or near the islands, while proponents say the project will help threatened seabirds and the island ecosystem.

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Protesting Burrowing Owl Eviction

January 06, 2010 by Donna Whitmarsh

An ongoing controversy over the displacement of burrowing owls in Antioch brought out 40 local residents and others from across the Bay Area on Sunday for a march to protest the eviction and push for better protections for the owls across the state.

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Antioch Developer Evicts Burrowing Owls

December 21, 2009 by Donna Whitmarsh

Scott and Heather Artis of Antioch have adopted a local community of burrowing owls as their own stewardship project and were looking forward to this year's nesting season, but in November 2009 the state handed the owls an eviction notice, to make way for a housing development...

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