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Outdoors just for kids: Why owls can fly so quietly

Outdoors just for kids: Why owls can fly so quietly

Owls are amazing predators. The mostly flat-faced birds typically hunt at night. Female owls tend to be larger than males. The great gray owl, one of 12 species of owls found in the West, is the biggest. It can range from 24 to 33 inches in height – that’s a pretty big bird.

December 12, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Just what kind of owl was it?

Just what kind of owl was it?

Andrew McKean’s “Out There” column in The Billings Gazette last Sunday begged me to answer his question. Was the little owl he saw on the creek bed a northern saw-whet Owl or a northern pygmy owl? Both species measure 7 inches, which make them the two smallest owls in our state.

December 01, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Northwest Wyo 'poo-poo' project protects owls

Northwest Wyo 'poo-poo' project protects owls

LANDER, Wyo. — The image is not easily forgotten. A wide-eyed little owl stuck at the bottom of an outhouse.

September 26, 2011 11:45 pmLoading…
Golden eagle

Golden eagle

A golden eagle perches watchfully in Yellowstone National Park.

April 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Biologists to study Yellowstone's raptor population

Biologists to study Yellowstone's raptor population

CODY, Wyo. — Researchers will turn their eyes to the treetops in Yellowstone National Park this spring, looking to establish a baseline count for the park’s raptor population and follow any changes for years to come.

April 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Out there: Even at close range, owl's identity was a mystery

The owl swooped out of the roadside ditch like a windblown paper grocery sack, then lighted on the top of a fencepost and watched me with its blazing yellow eyes.

December 05, 2010 12:05 amLoading…

Out there: Wintering owls sound eerie nocturnal chorus

The barrage of rifle shots was frightening enough, but as the sun set on the opening day of deer season last week, the cottonwoods boomed with an even eerier sound.

October 31, 2010 12:05 amLoading…
My, what big ears you have!

My, what big ears you have!

Jeff the Nature Guy shows us that looks can be deceiving when it comes to owls.

August 05, 2010 12:30 amLoading…

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