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Raptors Needing Care Continue to Increase

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Bob Fox, the Director at Wild At Heart, is holding a Burrowing Owl. This raptor arrived at Wild At Heart’s care this past week from Casa Grande. It is the 697th bird to be received this year, a 12% increase over last year (and last year […]

By | December 17th, 2015|News|0 Comments
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Juvenile Jumping Burrowing Owl video

 

This year we have been doing underground Burrowing Owl video recording to document the behavior of juvenile Burrowing Owls. One of the videos shows a very energetic owl in the burrow with lots of jumping trying (we think) to catch a flying insect in the burrow.

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By | September 21st, 2015|News|0 Comments

Friday Feathered Fact (19 June 2015)

Friday Feathered Fact
The most variable (and common) of the raptors in the US is the Red-tailed Hawk. Identifying this bird is even more complex when you realize each subspecies can have a dark, medium, and light “phase” or “morph” – sometimes within the same nest of young. Additionally, a young hawk can look different from […]

By | June 23rd, 2015|Friday Feathered Fact, News|0 Comments

Friday Feathered Fact (12 June 2015)

Friday Feathered Facts

A frequent question asked about our raptors is “How long do they live?”  As a general rule in all animal life, the larger the species, the longer their life span.  Tiny Elf Owls will live 5-8 years in the wild and the small screech-owl will live to be about 10.  The larger Barn […]

By | June 12th, 2015|Friday Feathered Fact, News|0 Comments

Friday Feathered Fact (29 May 2015)

Friday Feathered Fact
Spring migration has nearly finished which includes not only the familiar song birds but, many of our raptors. Some, such as the Swainson’s Hawk, travel a one-way journey of 6,000 miles between wintering in Argentina and nesting in Canada. Another long distant migrant, the Peregrine Falcon, has the greatest migration of any raptor, […]

By | May 29th, 2015|Friday Feathered Fact, News|0 Comments

Friday Feathered Fact (01 May 2015)

Friday Feathered Fact
A Barn Owl family is somewhat unique by having many (up to a dozen) nestlings that range dramatically in size from a 2-inch new-hatch to a sibling 10 inches tall. This occurs because the Barn Owl immediately sits on the first egg while adding a new egg each day. A two-week size difference […]

By | May 1st, 2015|Friday Feathered Fact, News|0 Comments