august 13, 2021
There has been an alarming number of possibly poisoned owls this year. As we await test results for several possible cases, we wanted to make sure to share with you our guide for 7 Steps To Non-Toxic Rodent Control. There are many simple and safe steps that can be taken to deter rodents from your property.
If you come across an injured or struggling wild animal please contact your local wildlife hospital immediately. If you find animal remains with no obvious injury, please let All About Owls know, and we can help you get in touch with CA Fish and Wildlife to arrange for possible rodenticide exposure testing.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Check out our 7 Steps handout!
july 27, 2021
FLEDGED! The foster baby from early July has left her nesting box. This young Barn Owl was found after she had fallen from an older nesting box that was placed very high, making it dangerous to return her to the nesting box- we didn’t want her to jump out again! Luckily she had no injuries, so she was placed in one of our extra nest boxes in Novato, and volunteers dropped off food nightly until she was old enough to fledge. Our volunteers will continue to drop off food on the nesting box nightly until she is hunting well on her own, just as wild owls do for their young.
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april 5, 2021
ONE WEEK ONLY! Purchase any All About Owls item on www.float.org/aao before April 11th, and AAO receives an $8 donation. These tees and sweatshirts are so soft and comfortable, sure to be one of your new favorite things to wear!
march 3, 2021
Coming soon! Our new vineyard-style Barn Owl boxes are being built right now. These nesting boxes improve upon our standard box design by giving the owlets more space to really stretch their wings, and giving you plenty of room to add in a Nest camera if you want to watch the action! Contact us at email@example.com for more info, and to get on the waiting list.
january 14, 2021
Another setback for the Spotted Owl population. This species would have more protections if it was properly listed as “endangered” instead of its current lesser designation of “threatened”. The Center for Biological Diversity is leading a legal challenge to change the Spotted Owls designation. More information is available here
january 3, 2021
Story courtesy of our partners- Raptor Are The Solution (RATS):
AB 1788 goes into effect in California on Jan. 1, 2021. The bill, which will greatly curb the use of deadly second generation anticoagulants, was carried by Asemblymember Richard Bloom and sponsored by RATS, Center for Biological Diversity, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
December 15, 2020
Dreaming of an owl nesting box, but you don’t live on a large property? Consider a Screech Owl box!
Screech Owl nesting boxes can work well in suburban neighborhoods where a large Barn Owl box isn’t a good fit. Screech Owls are found throughout the Bay Area and have a soft, pleasant call. Plus, they are efficient at catching small rodents and insects around your property! Boxes are priced at $150 each. This size box is also a good fit for Saw-whet Owls and American Kestrels.
For more information, and a free email consultation, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
October 27, 2020
Whooo’s filming an educational presentation at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County? Why it’s our resident owls, Buho (Western Screech Owl) and Gazeau (Great Horned Owl).
We are trying out new ways to continue to educate the community about the owls in our neighborhood and be safe in these current times. Fun video coming soon!
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
Friendly reminder that your owl nesting box should get an annual cleaning and inspection in October or November.
Boxes that have been occupied, but not cleaned, are at risk of overheating or becoming so heavy they fall. Don’t let this happen to the owlets in your life!
Email us today if you need advice or cleaning tips!
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
From our friends at Raptors are the Solution (RATS): Today, CA Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 1788 into law! This bill will curb the use of second generation anticoagulant rodenticides while the Dept. of Pesticide Regulation reevaluates these dangerous products. Thank you to assembly member Richard Bloom, for your years of dedication to this issue, and thanks to everyone who called, wrote, tweeted or otherwise helped get this bill across the finish line!
August 19, 2020
The two young Barn Owls from the Vallejo palm tree fledged (left the nesting box) over a week ago, and are still being spotted nearby! In the wild, the parents would continue to feed the fledgling owls for a period of time afterwards, until they were ready to be independent. Our dedicated volunteers continue to drop off food on the box each night to mimic what the parent owls would do.
August 6, 2020
August 4, 2020
THANK YOU! We had an amazing response to our t-shirt fundraiser, selling 84 shirts and raising over $600! All proceeds support our education and conservation work right here in the Bay Area.
August 2, 2020
Remember the pair of young Barn Owls that fell from the palm tree as it was pruned? They are getting bigger each day and will be ready to fledge soon! While we are glad these two will live the wild life they deserve, this ordeal was a reminder that tree trimming should only be done in October and November, when birds are not nesting.
July 21, 2020
While in the hack box, one of our dedicated volunteers will discreetly drop off food daily, so the owls do not associate people with food. While we are happy to help these owls return to the wild, it is disappointing that the owls were put in this position. Please consider sharing this information with your friends and neighbors- tree trimming is a fall activity. Thank you for your support!
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february 18, 2020
Check out this fun video from one of our Barn Owl boxes in Novato! Barn Owls in the North Bay are scouting out potential nesting sites now. Fingers crossed for nesting owls in this box within the next few weeks!