Are Burrowing Owls in Las Vegas in Trouble
Watch out the next time you're walking around Centennial Hills. There may be burrowing owls afoot! The small owl makes its home in that Las Vegas neighborhood, but biologists fear construction may threaten its safety. So why is the burrowing owl important? And who are the locals who look out for owl sightings and the owl's safety? A local biologist gives us insight into the world of the burrowing owl.
Christiana Manville, wildlife biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service
PHOTOS (by Irene Noguchi)
PHOTOS OF BURROW CREATION AT GILCREASE ORCHARD(by USFWS Pacific Southwest Region)
BABY OWLS (Photography by Deb Vogt)
July 20, 2012 update: The Gilcrease Orchard has two chicks. The best viewing times are from 5 - 6 am and 7:15 - 8:15 pm. They are not out during the heat of the day.