n.1.(Zool.) A small North American owl (Nyctale Acadica), destitute of ear tufts and having feathered toes; - called also Acadian owl.
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Last winter, I packed my family in the car and drove three hours one way for the chance to see a saw-whet owl.
The long-eared owl and northern saw-whet owls are found in New York, but are rare, secretive and little is known about their population trends.
Since the incident with the boreal owl at the Boise National Forest, staff at Teton Raptor Center have seen photos of other trapped owl species--small ones such as saw-whet and screech but also large owls like great horned, long-eared and barn.
Following these in a continued curve are the additional hunters Pigeon, Blue Jay, Horned Owl, and Saw-Whet Owl, represented by Gamma (Seginus), Epsilon (Izar), Alpha (Arcturus), and Eta ([eta]) Bootis (Muphrid), respectively.
Long-eared Owl (Asio otus) and Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) are primarily mammal-eating owls that are widespread across North America.
Zorge came to the sanctuary with a tiny healed saw-whet owl for release.
Birds that could lose all of their current range by 2080 include the American avocet, brown rosy-finch, brown-headed nuthatch, chestnut-collared longspur, eared grebe, northern gannet, northern saw-whet owl, trumpeter swan, white-headed woodpecker, and yellow rail.
and insights from biologists, environmental educators, and citizen scientists," state publicity materials, which add, "So come spy on the spring courtship dance of the greater prairie chicken, search for elusive and elegant white-tailed deer in summer, touch a tiny saw-whet owl on one special day in autumn, and thrill to the sound of thousands of tundra swans as they migrate through the Mississippi Flyway just before the first snow falls.
Beginning with a wildlife treasure map of Wisconsin showing where to seek and sight loons, sandhill cranes, gray wolves, monarch butterflies, tundra swans, sturgeon, greater prairie chickens, saw-whet owls, whooping cranes, American bison, Canada geese, and bald eagles, "Travel Wild Wisconsin" offers multiple desirable observation destinations organized by season and by months of the year into fifteen chapters.
I called vocally or played tapes of Northern Pygmy Owl (Glaucidium gnoma), Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus), Western Screech-Owl, Barred Owl, Barn Owl (Tyto alba), and Great Homed Owl (Bubo virginianus) at each habitat- appropriate station and listened for responses for a total of at least 10 min.
Two saw-whet owls up there in the laurel tree mirrored the big-eyed dreams of ordinary men, and from a distance, the faint smells of camphor and a meadow of gentian.
Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) winter habitat in south-central Indiana was assessed during two winters (2003/2004 & 2004/2005).