Two research projects caught my eye recently. In Austrailia GPS trackers have been attached to the tail feathers of native species to help environmentalists understand how much territory the powerful owl, a native species, needs to live and breed well. The question is important because urban areas offer the owl’s other great need, food, but may not offer sufficient space the owls survive.
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Meanwhile in Michigan the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch has been banding owls in an effort to map migration patterns.
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I say hurray! The more we know, the more we can help these magnificent birds thrive.