Did you know that you can watch live barn own antics right on this website? Barn Owl Boxes provides “Owl Cam” 24 hours a day so that everyone can enjoy the activities of these magnificent birds of prey on their own computer screens.
Our live feed (which is currently dormant) is exactly the same live feed that, three years ago, documented the daily activities of Molly, an adult barn owl who laid a clutch of eggs in an owl nesting box in San Marcos, California. Molly was about 14 inches tall and weighed about a pound, but had a wingspan of 43 inches! This wide wingspan gives raptors, or birds of prey, the ability to sail silently on the wind then suddenly plunge down, grabbing up their food as they go with their sharp talons. Read More
As custodians of the planet, it falls on everyone to protect endangered species. Not only are these species protected by law from harm and habitat deprivation but they are also our only specimens of animals and birds that may be gone quickly if we do not do something to help them survive.
This is especially true with bird species. Bird habitats have been disappearing at an alarming rate as humans moved in to encroach on their territory. Raptors such as barn owls, hawks and eagles have suffered greatly, but even “common” birds are finding it difficult to find food, shelter and nesting areas in which to have their young. Read More
Around the world, animal and plant species are being threatened by the encroachment of “civilization.” Human beings take up a large space or “footprint” in many places where they live. This problem is even greater in industrialized nations where humans tend to use products that require relatively large amounts of natural resources to sustain them.
The use of large quantities of water, wood and other natural resources has led to the destruction of many animal habitats. One species that has suffered from the loss of habitat is the barn owl. Read More