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Owls of Northern and Central California, Part 3

Some Unusual Owls and One Old Friend Owls, of course, come in all sizes and have adjusted themselves to all kinds of habitats, from high mountains to deserts and everything between. They eat all kinds of creatures, from the smallest insects … Continue reading

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Owls of Central & Northern California Part 2

Some Small Owl Species of Central & Northern California Owls, of course, come in all sizes and have adjusted themselves to all kinds of habitats, from high mountains to deserts and everything between. They eat all kinds of creatures, from … Continue reading

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Owls of North and Central California Part I

Northern California is home to many of the owls found in North America: Great Gray, California Spotted, Barred, Great Horned, Western Screech, Flammulated, Northern Saw-whet, Northern Pygmy, Long-eared, Short-eared, Burrowing, Barn Owl. These species cover all territories, from plains to … Continue reading

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Northern Harrier

Circus hudsonius – hawk that flies in circles. Wingspan: 3 feet. Weight: .7 – 1.3 pounds The Northern Harrier is a beautiful, slender, graceful hawk, tilting over fields and marshes as it hunts for rodents and small reptiles and birds. … Continue reading

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