As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday 27 February 2014

THREATENED SPECIES: Threatened Owls Pushed Out of Home by Foes

By Megan Gannon, News Editor | February 25, 2014 06:03pm ET

northern spotted owl
A threatened species of owl is losing a turf war in the Pacific Northwest.
Northern spotted owls are getting edged out of their already declining habitat by invading barred owls, a new study finds.

barred owl
Researchers pored over 22 years of data from a study site in Oregon covering 386 square miles (1,000 square kilometers) where the habitats of the two species overlap. In this area, both owl species were more likely to abandon a neighborhood when their rival was present, the researchers found.

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