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Feb 15, 2017

2017 Ontario Nocturnal Owl Survey about to get underway

 Photos by Nancy and Bob Wallace
The annual Ontario Nocturnal Owl Survey is about to take place and I'm sure once again the Barred Owl will be the most numerous of the 9 or 10 species that will be counted.   In 2015, in the Central Ontario region, 415 Barred Owls were counted, while the next closest owl species was Northern Saw-Whet Owl at 60 individuals.   It will be some time before the final numbers for this year will be available, but in the meantime, I have an excuse to once again show a few Barred Owl photos that my brother Bob and his wife, Nancy, sent me from last year.   What a beautiful bird!   Then again all our owl species are exceptionally eye-catching.

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