October 27, 2020
Whooo’s filming an educational presentation at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County? Why it’s our resident owls, Buho (Western Screech Owl) and Gazeau (Great Horned Owl).
We are trying out new ways to continue to educate the community about the owls in our neighborhood and be safe in these current times. Fun video coming soon!
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
Friendly reminder that your owl nesting box should get an annual cleaning and inspection in October or November.
Boxes that have been occupied, but not cleaned, are at risk of overheating or becoming so heavy they fall. Don’t let this happen to the owlets in your life!
Email us today if you need advice or cleaning tips!
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
From our friends at Raptors are the Solution (RATS): Today, CA Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1788 into law! This bill will curb the use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides while the Dept. of Pesticide Regulation reevaluates these dangerous products. Thank you to assembly member Richard Bloom, for your years of dedication to this issue, and thanks to everyone who called, wrote, tweeted or otherwise helped get this bill across the finish line!
August 19, 2020
The two young Barn Owls from the Vallejo palm tree fledged (left the nesting box) over a week ago, and are still being spotted nearby! In the wild, the parents would continue to feed the fledgling owls for a period of time afterwards, until they were ready to be independent. Our dedicated volunteers continue to drop off food on the box each night to mimic what the parent owls would do.
August 6, 2020
August 4, 2020
THANK YOU! We had an amazing response to our t-shirt fundraiser, selling 84 shirts and raising over $600! All proceeds support our education and conservation work right here in the Bay Area.
August 2, 2020
Remember the pair of young Barn Owls that fell from the palm tree as it was pruned? They are getting bigger each day and will be ready to fledge soon! While we are glad these two will live the wild life they deserve, this ordeal was a reminder that tree trimming should only be done in October and November, when birds are not nesting.
July 21, 2020
While in the hack box, one of our dedicated volunteers will discreetly drop off food daily, so the owls do not associate people with food. While we are happy to help these owls return to the wild, it is disappointing that the owls were put in this position. Please consider sharing this information with your friends and neighbors- tree trimming is a fall activity. Thank you for your support!
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february 18, 2020
Check out this fun video from one of our Barn Owl boxes in Novato! Barn Owls in the North Bay are scouting out potential nesting sites now. Fingers crossed for nesting owls in this box within the next few weeks!