Chris’ Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Cam’
The year 2001 eastern screech owl (Otus
asio hasbroucki) nesting season is now complete, at least in my
little piece of urban Austin, Texas. Four eggs were laid; one was undersized
and sterile, three were good. Two months later, three healthy-looking owlets
left the nest box; two were found dead in subsequent days, one is unaccounted
for and presumed dead. The causes of death are unknown.
See all the news and special features from the 2001 nesting season.
Things to Know About
If you enjoyed the Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Cam this season,
drop me a line with "Owl Guest Book" as the
subject. No need to say anything more, if you'd rather not. Why? It gives me an idea how
many people are enjoying the cam', and your messages are a lot more fun to read than my
normal email, anyway. (Your email address won't be used in any mailing list, or provided
to anyone for any reason.)
- Want to build a screech owl nest box? You may find some
notes of mine to be useful.
- "View Nesting Birds" page - World-wide
list of nest sites that can be visited via the Web. Active sites clearly designated.
- OwlCam - Great content, and a proprietor who
provided me advice when I began building this box back in '99.
- How To Locate a Wildlife
Rehabilitator - If you find a baby bird that has fallen from its nest, pick it
up and put it back in the nest. It's a myth that your scent will cause the parents
to reject it. If you find a sick or injured bird, or any wild animal, contact your
local wildlife rehabilitator. These rehabilitators are the only people around with
the knowledge, experience, and state & federal licenses necessary to properly
care for wild animals.
Eastern Screech Owl: Life History, Ecology, and Behavior in the Suburbs and
Countryside by Frederick R. Gehlbach. (No, I don't make a cent
by providing this link.)
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