Tag: owl

July 31, 2018

Inbreeding threatens northern spotted owls

Northern spotted owls (Strix occidentalis caurina) face plenty of external threats, including habitat loss, deforestation and competition from invasive barred owls (Strix varia). They also face threats from inbreeding, according...

November 4, 2016

California spotted owls prefer protected areas

To understand which characteristics of forests California spotted owls prefer, researchers determined it was important to take a look back in time. As part of a study published in The...