[Tweeters] Snowy Owl Article- Smithsonian Magazine- October, 2018

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 12 07:05:09 PDT 2018


In In Jewett's Birds of Washington form 1953 they describe a Snowy Owl invasion from way back. A survey of Spokane area taxidermists found over 100 specimens being mounted. There were large numbers (50-100, I think) in the Ocean Shores/Westport area. There has been a huge decline in WA.


Hal Michael
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Olympia WA
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> On October 12, 2018 at 12:20 AM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com> wrote:

>

> Hello Tweeters,

> " In the most recent Red List of Threatened Species, published last December, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed the snowy owl’s status, for the first time, as “vulnerable,” after research showed that the adult population had decreased to 28,000, down from 200,000 in 2013. The IUCN cautioned that if the rate of decline “proves to be even higher, the species may be eligible for further uplisting to ‘endangered.’”

>

> Link for article:

> https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/snowy-owl-disappearing-180970314/

>

> Dan Reiff

> MI

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