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Burrowing Owl 

Not all owls live in trees


     A long-legged owl found in open country grasslands, burrowing owls are active by day, hunting at dusk and dawn and keeping an eye out for predators on a perch.


     Despite their names burrowing owls do not dig their own burrows, they tend to re-use prairie dog or badger burrows. Burrowing owls have been declining for many years, due to prairie dog control programs and habitat loss. 


     Founder of the Global Owl Project, David Johnson, works with 450 people in 65 countries to research, track, and preserve owl habitat. He runs a multi-partner project at Umatilla Chemical Depot, in Oregon where volunteers are working hard to increase the numbers or burrowing owls.

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