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The Northern Saw-whet Owl is a tough bird to see. While growing up in western New York, I was lucky enough to live in an area where, if you were patient enough, they could be readily seen. Finding a Northern Saw-whet involved a careful inspection of every pine and spruce in sites on the southern [...]

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All owls are very cool birds. If Fonzie was a birder he would give a resounding two thumbs up, “Aaaeeyyyyy” for Owls. They are way up there on the bird coolness scale because: 1. They are raptors: All raptors are automatically cool; even Common Buzzards and Red-tailed Hawks. 2. They are nocturnal. 3. They can [...]

Continue reading about Costa Rican Owls: Black and White Owl (Ciccaba nigrolineata)