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Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls

Introduction

When communities are developed by humans for their own uses to build shopping malls, parking spaces, and roads, people also change the dynamics of the existing ecosystem. Certain species are unable to adapt quickly enough and become threatened or endangered. Such is the case of the Burrowing Owl, which is experiencing population decline in many areas. In some states, it is now listed as endangered or threatened.


Exploration

Find out more about Burrowing Owls. Be sure to click on the range map to find out where Burrowing Owls can be found.

 


Knowledge Check

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Read Burrowing Owl to find out more about burrowing owls in Florida where human activities have increased the range of these birds.

The Burrowing Owl Artificial Nest Box Project is an Arizona Partners in Flight Habitat Substitution Project, which is an effort to increase the populations of Burrowing Owls by building replacement burrows for the owls.


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