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News - July 26, 2019

Burrowing owl babies get a boost

PHS is fostering14 owl chicks to prop up declining local population

by Nisha Malley

In a secluded outdoor aviary, 14 burrowing owl babies are being fostered by humans who do their best to stay out of sight. It's the latest effort to boost the precipitously declining local population of burrowing owls.

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Email Nisha Malley at nmalley@mv-voice.com


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Posted by Elsa
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 29, 2019 at 1:28 pm

"NASA has also committed to maintaining the Moffett Airfield as burrowing owl habitat, and Google has contributed to the agency's efforts by installing fencing, constructing state-of-the-art artificial burrows and monitoring the preserves year-round, according to Google."

Seriously GOOGLE? You ended the fantastically successful feral cat/adoption program and went straight to building "state-of-the-art artificial burrows"??? Unreal. How did THAT happen? Was it because Shani Kleinhaus is an employee and forced your hand on other development deals? i.e., Audubon wouldn't OK dev plans unless Google did/does what you want?

And, captive breeding of burrowing owls is absolutely ridiculous _at this time_. Audubon playing god again.

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