Search for a News Release
DNR News Releases
Archive by tag: barn owlReturn
RSS
Barn Owl Nesting Bonanza

Barn Owl Nesting Bonanza

  • 11/2/2017 7:45:00 AM
  • View Count 2703
While the documentation of 17 Barn Owl nests and 33 total records in 2016 was an all-time record high for Iowa, that record was more than doubled this year. Currently, 38 Barn Owl nests are documented in 26 counties, and 71 young Barn Owls have fledged from 26 nests.
Reports of nesting barn owls on the rise

Reports of nesting barn owls on the rise

  • 9/5/2017 11:58:00 AM
  • View Count 2651
State wildlife experts are crediting a series of mild winters and an abundance of meadow vole prey in grasslands for a nesting boon for barn owls, primarily across southern Iowa.
Iowa owl identification guide

Iowa owl identification guide

  • 12/5/2016 2:51:00 PM
  • View Count 13637
That tell-tale disc-shaped face tells you it’s an owl, sure – but which one? Iowa has nine different species that call our state home, whether full-time or part-time, and you can find them in a number of different habitats. Here’s what to look for.
8 Iowa Animals You May Not Know are Threatened or Endangered

8 Iowa Animals You May Not Know are Threatened or Endangered

  • 8/11/2015 8:57:00 AM
  • View Count 8840
Nothing sounds more common than a mouse, owl, turtle or bat, but in Iowa, loss of habitat and other threats are creating serious conditions for different species of these critters, landing them on Iowa’s threatened and endangered species list.
Go Calling Under the Owl Moon

Go Calling Under the Owl Moon

  • 2/3/2015 8:57:00 AM
  • View Count 14035
February’s full moon is nicknamed the owl moon, as the crisp night air is filled with the calls and hoots of mating owls. Trek into the woods with the young and young at heart to practice calling owls.