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Nov 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM
The last building block of the Obama administration's strategy unveiled Wednesday to keep the northern spotted owl from extinction nearly doubles the amount of Northwest national forest land dedicated to protecting the bird by the Bush administration four years ago.
Feb 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM
To save the endangered spotted owl, the Obama administration is moving forward with a plan to shoot barred owls, a rival bird that has shoved its smaller cousin aside.
Jun 30, 2011 at 11:13 AM
After two decades on the list of endangered plants and animals, the northern spotted owl is losing ground faster than previously thought, federal agency managers said Thursday.
Jun 28, 2011 at 1:34 PM
After months of tinkering, the Obama administration is due out this week with its last-ditch plan for saving the northern spotted owl from extinction.
Feb 12, 2011 at 11:51 AM
Federal biologists are pondering whether they should start shot-gunning hundreds, if not thousands, of barred owls to keep them from driving spotted owls to extinction even faster.
Feb 10, 2011 at 3:53 PM
Noah Strycker’s fascination for birds has taken him to the farthest reaches of the planet – Antarctica – where he spent three months on the frozen continent studying Adélie penguins.
Feb 6, 2011 at 3:49 PM
Federal wildlife officials looking to protect the spotted owl will likely recommend shooting the endangered species' biggest threat - a larger, more aggressive type of owl - according to a newspaper report.
Dec 17, 2010 at 4:25 PM
Spotted owl experts don't like the Obama administration's plan for saving the threatened bird from extinction much better than the Bush administration's plan.
Dec 9, 2009 at 2:50 PM
Federal biologists are designing an experiment to see if northern spotted owls will be helped by killing barred owls that have invaded their territory in the old growth forests of the Northwest.
Jul 16, 2009 at 8:31 PM
The Obama administration on Thursday scrapped the Bush administration's last-ditch attempt to boost logging in Northwest forests by scaling back protection for the northern spotted owl.
Sep 2, 2008 at 4:28 PM
Declines in populations of the endangered northern spotted owl are leading to inbreeding and a resulting lack of genetic diversity needed for survival, making the birds more prone to disease and other problems, a new report finds.
May 28, 2008 at 9:41 PM
Biologists are trying to determine whether the avian malaria was introduced by the barred owl, a closely related species that has been taking over spotted owl habitat and is considered a threat to its survival.
Jun 12, 2007 at 1:16 PM
The Bush administration Tuesday proposed cutting 1.5 million acres from Northwest forests considered critical to the survival of the northern spotted owl, reopening the 1990s battle between timber production and wildlife habitat on public lands.
Apr 26, 2007 at 7:55 PM
Saving the northern spotted owl may require killing off some of their cousins. The federal government is considering a plan to shoot hundreds of the spotted owl's aggressive cousin, the barred owl, to make more room for the spotted owl.