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Bird Tweet of the Week: Short-eared Owl

Image of a Short-eared Owl

Photos from Flickr, Ann Cook

The Short-eared Owl is an migratory species associated with large open areas such as grasslands, fields, marshlands, and even airports. However due to habitat loss, the Short-eared Owl is labeled at-risk both provincially and nationally.

Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website.

This episode aired on Saturday April 9th, 2016.

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