THREE RIVERS – A bird unique to our neck of the woods is in danger of disappearing from the landscape. To help locals understand more about the issue, the Three Rivers Branch Library is holding a talk about the the California Spotted Owl at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.
Jean Paul Cortes, a biological science technician for Sequoias and Kings Canyon (SEKI) National Park will speak about this subspecies of the spotted owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis) which lives in the mature forests of conifers and oaks from the southern Cascades in Canada to the Sierras in Tulare County. Very sensitive to habitat disturbances such as logging, this spotted owl is in competition with the larger, more aggressive, barred owl. As a result, the population of the spotted owl is in decline and now listed as “near threatened” on the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Come and learn what makes these owls so unique and why they only live in our region! The Three Rivers Branch Library is located at 42052 Eggers Drive in Three Rivers.
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