Cape Coral Burrowing Owls on NatGeoWild

Cape Coral Burrowing Owls In the News

The Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral made national television.  NatGeoWild has a new show called the United States of Animals.  This past Fridays” show May 6th 2016, The Wolves of Wall Street, had a segment on the Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral.  Several members of Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife had cameo appearances on the […]

Do Burrowing Owls Mate for Life?

Cape Coral Burrowing Owls Photos

One of the frequent questions I get asked is if Burrowing Owls mate for life.  Well yes they do.  In the wild the life span of the Burrowing Owl is about 8 years, but the real survival rate is much less.  The owls do form a tight family bond with the chicks for the first year, […]

Rare Burrowing Owl Spotted in Eastern North Carolina

Cape Coral Burrowing Owls In the News

A rare sighting of a Burrowing Owl was recently reported in the Charlotte (NC) Observer.  Taylor Piephoff, a “naturalist with an interest in the birds and wildlife of the southern Piedmont, wrote about the Burrowing Owl spotted at Wrightsville Beach. Taylor reports that the last Burrowing Owl seen in North Carolina was  44 years ago,   […]

2016 Nesting Season has Begun

Cape Coral Burrowing Owls In the News Photos

  NESTING SEASON IS HERE March and April is the height of nesting season for the Burrowing Owls.  This burrow gets the award this year for the most decorated.     One burrow even had a full corn cob that the owls brought to the nest.  Too funny.                 […]

Love Those Eyes

Cape Coral Burrowing Owls Photos

  I love taking photos of the Burrowing Owl’s eyes and with my Canon SX-50 mega zoom, I don’t have to get very close.  I recently stumbled upon a website with lots of close up photos of Burrowing Owls gleaned from the Internet.  Even one of my black-eyed owls is in the collection. (which I […]

Owls and Farmers

Cape Coral Burrowing Owls In the News Photos

Owls, especially Barn Owls have incredible vision and hearing, have  sharp talons, and they love to eat mice.  And if that isn’t enough, their feather structure allows them to fly silently through the skies. These attributes make them very good hunters and they love to eat rodents.  A  recent study by Israeli scientists  found that when barn […]

Twilight Zone

Cape Coral Burrowing Owls Photos

  I had a very weird occurance last night.  A fellow birder sent me a photo of a Burrowing Owl to post on our club website.  When I clicked on the photo I heard the distinctive calling of a male Burrowing Owl. My computer speakers aren’t working well so I couldn’t raise the sound.  I just sat […]