Owls

One of the most common bird problems is birders and photographers HARASSING OWLS. Especially i they are not facing the photographer or birders way. It could really stress the bird out and could lead to death. When I enter owls on eBird I usually enter the town I saw it in.
Just making sure nobody on iNat is harassing owls!
Tony

Posted by bluejay2007 bluejay2007, March 08, 2019 18:12

Observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Eastern Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus ssp. virginianus)

Observer

bluejay2007

Date

January 1, 2019 09:50 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)

Observer

bluejay2007

Date

January 1, 2019 09:36 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Barred Owl (Strix varia ssp. varia)

Observer

bluejay2007

Date

January 29, 2019 03:41 PM HST

Description

I don't want to put actual location as many people have been harassing these owls. Also it has a injured eye

Comments

I agree! That is why I did not pinpoint the exact location of where I saw the Burrowing Owls. I didn't even have to get out of my car to photograph them. So I was able to stay a distance. The location of the owls was given to me in confidence to protect them, so I honored that.

Posted by azbirdsandblooms over 3 years ago (Flag)

@thatkazakhbirder @azbirdsandblooms I read an article, it was about birders harassing the endangered Short-eared Owl. Most of the time, owls are harassed for no reason. One of the birders wrote in a eBird report o a Long-eared Owl "... there is no reason to harass the bird, as I got good looks of it

Posted by bluejay2007 over 3 years ago (Flag)

We need a like button.

Posted by bill-blauvelt over 3 years ago (Flag)

@bill_blauvelt What do you mean?

Posted by bluejay2007 over 3 years ago (Flag)

I like what you said, so if there was a “Like” button, like on Facebook I would use it.

Posted by bill-blauvelt over 3 years ago (Flag)

Gotcha!

Posted by bluejay2007 over 3 years ago (Flag)

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