Minnesota's Snowy Owl Influx May Not Be A Good SignWe are seeing an eruption of snowy owls in Minnesota. The birds spend most of their time in the Arctic and Northern Canada. But about once a decade, when their food source gets low, they fly south to northern Minnesota.
4 Things To Know: 2 Plane Crashes, New Dr. Seuss Book & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Tuesday, July 28. They include a pair of plane crashes, and a traffic "stop" that's going to have you hooting with laughter.
Raptor Center Releases Rehabilitated BirdsFamilies gathered at Carpenter Nature Center in Hastings Saturday afternoon to watch The Raptor Center release hawks and eagles back into the wild.
Raptor Center Preps For Release Of Rehabilitated Birds It's the place to call when a hurt bird needs help. The Raptor Center's wildlife hospital has treated more than 16,000 birds during the last 40 years. Already, it's helped 580 owls, eagles and falcons in 2014.
Post-Rehab, Injured Snowy Owl Flies Into The WildAfter weeks of rehab and exercise in Minnesota, a rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital has being released into the wild. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota took in the owl because it has expertise in replacing damaged feathers.
Owl Festival Draws Bird Lovers To SE MinnesotaLots of folks will give a hoot about the far southeastern Minnesota community of Houston this weekend. The International Festival of Owls is expected to draw nearly 2,000 visitors Friday through Sunday to the city of 979 people.
Tough Winter Forces Owls South In Hunt For FoodIt's been a tough winter for owls in parts of North America, and the evidence is turning up on roadsides, at bird feeders and at a wildlife rehabilitation center in Minnesota.
Holiday Lights Creating Problems For MN OwlsThere's an incentive to take down those holiday lights this weekend, owls are getting stuck and injured. Great horned owls begin their nesting and the increased activity means an increased risk of injury.
Starvation Forces Snowy Owls Into MinnesotaIt's one of those rare treats of Mother Nature. A bird seldom seen south of the Canadian border is becoming a common sight among many this winter, as Minnesotans come face to face with the snowy owl.