Western Screech Owl

By: Summer Bates and Dalton Kupres

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Diagram

This is the diagram of our Western Screech Owl and it is showing the body parts of it like it's tail and wing etc.
Western Screech Owl
Western Screech-Owl in Backyard at Night

Summary Of This Special Owl. By Dalton.

The Western Screech Owl. Page 37 and 38 in the book of North American Owls, tells, how owls are being killed and then being restored again, and how D.D.T. was banned from the U.S.A. D.D.T. is a insect killer but believe it or not it also kills owls. Also this deadly repellent is still in the ground to this very second!!! Owls are being killed more and more often, people that kill the owls will be penalized with a heavy fine. Owls are like insect controls, they gobble them insects right up! Owls are nocturnal so its like they have a super power of night vision so they can see in the dark and catch their pray. Now that owls are at risk of being extinct, people breed owls in zoos to keep their population high! Now you know more about owls, and can be one of them one day! (Just Kidding)

Glossary

  • Pest - A insect that is annoying you
  • DDT - dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane
  • Owl - A large bird that is nocturnal
  • Nesting - A place where birds like owls nest
  • Majestic - Unique, one of a kind, extraordinary
  • Disappeared - Went some where else, gone suddenly

Summer's Summary

The book North American Owls by Helen Roney Sattler in chapter 5 on pages 35-36 tells how owlets have trouble surviving until adulthood and how they hunt and eat food that are sprayed with pesticides that are bad for owls to eat. Only 50% of owlets reach adulthood. Adult owls can move to where food is plentiful. There was a scientific study on Great Horned owls and told us that 96% of owls died because of human and how the humans hit them and they ran over them on the highways and busy roads. Rodent control programs also caused problems for owls in the South West, and many species are endangered because of alteration of their habitats. Now you know more about owls in North America.