Thursday, February 28, 2013

NYT Article on Owls

This New York Times article looks at research done on several owl species.  We would like to highlight the work done by Jonathan Slaght of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Russia program.  He is specifically looking at Blakiston’s fish owl.  Nearly a yard high, weighing up to 10 pounds and with a wingspan of six feet, it is the world’s largest owl.  Jonathan came to TRC and worked with us to learn how to safely handle wild raptors.  Dr. Ponder also showed him how to put on a harnass that is used for satellite transmitters. 

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