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WILDCARE’S OWL PROJECT EDUCATES, PROTECTS

Barn owls huddle in an owl box.

   This summer, WildCare’s Hungry Owl Project will continue its work to test and monitor owls from all over the Bay Area to study rodenticide use. 

  The project studies local owl populations in Marin County and the Bay Area by maintaining owl boxes and educating the public about sustainable pest management practices. The goal of the program continues to be eliminating the need for rat poison and other toxic chemicals by providing habitat for owls and other predators.

Project manager Jacqueline Lewis with an owl box.
Photos courtesy of WildCare

“In a time where more and more habitat is being destroyed, our program is of the utmost importance. The Hungry Owl Project provides safe spaces for barn owls, screech owls, bats and cavity nesting songbirds to reside and raise their young,” said Jacqueline Lewis, Hungry Owl project manager.  “Aside from the ecological perk of these boxes, they are also an excellent form of rodent control. A nesting pair of barn owls will bring 3,000 rodents to their young in a single breeding season. This is why we advocate so strongly against rodenticide poisons.” 

   For more information, visit discoverwildcare.org/hungry-owl-project.

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