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Are Burrowing Owls in Las Vegas in Trouble
Are Burrowing Owls in Las Vegas in Trouble

AIR DATE: December 26, 2012

Watch out the next time you're walking around Centennial Hills.  There may be burrowing owls afoot!  The small owl makes its home in that Las Vegas neighborhood, but biologists fear construction may threaten its safety.  So why is the burrowing owl important?  And who are the locals who look out for owl sightings and the owl's safety?  A local biologist gives us insight into the world of the burrowing owl.
Burrowing Own by Scott Glomitz
Christiana Manville, wildlife biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service

PHOTOS (by Irene Noguchi)

Owl Poop Owl Owl
Owl Watertower Feathers Owl Nest
Owl Hiding Owl Poop Owl Poop
Owl Burrow Owl Perch Christiana Manville


Artificial Owl Burrows Artificial Owl Burrows Owl at Gilcrease Owl at Gilcrease - closeup

BABY OWLS (Photography by Deb Vogt)
Baby Owls Baby Owls
July 20, 2012 update: The Gilcrease Orchard has two chicks. The best viewing times are from 5 - 6 am and 7:15 - 8:15 pm. They are not out during the heat of the day.

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Christiana Manville is our hero! See more at our website or on FB at
Red Rock Audubon SocietyFeb 24, 2012 12:26:08 PM
Whoa..owls in Vegas? Hoooooo would have guessed? Thanks for another "I never knew that!" moment K/NPR.
Aunty PalinFeb 3, 2012 15:32:58 PM
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