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"Agitated call: Taylor Brooks http://www.xeno-canto.org/sounds/uploaded/ARFGONJCBJ/NSWOscream12-26-09.mp3 Song: Nathan Pieplow http://www.xeno-canto.org/sounds/uploaded/EKKJJJRDJY/NDP2007-NSWOs-Sawhill-Bou-CO-3-9.mp3"
Greg
"Saw-whets are also preyed upon by Barred Owls, particularly when numbers of this small owl converge along migration corridors. What effect Barred Owls have on our nesting populations is unknown and if the numbers of breeding Saw-whets is stable."
Greg
"Numbers of this adorable owl are banded during southward migration from mid-September through late October at Rocky Point, noted by the black square on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. A total of 2,278 birds have been captured in the nets in the past 7 years, the highest capture rates are in the first week of October. Wooded residential lots are often occupied briefly at this time of year."
Greg
"Nine of these small owls have been recorded between Sayward and Port Hardy and west to Holberg in mid to late September and these birds may represent migrants rather than residents but the status is still uncertain. The species has been recorded in the northern tier casually in spring, summer, and winter. Although Northern Saw-whet Owls are found to timberline in the province, none have been recorded thus far above 400 meters on the island."
Greg
"The species occurs at elevations from sea level to at least 2,200 meters in the province. Northern Saw-whet Owls are rare or locally uncommon residents on the Southeast Coastal Lowlands of Vancouver Island and are especially scarce on the Saanich Peninsula west to Sooke, on some Gulf Islands, and in the Alberni Lowlands. The species is very rare elsewhere on the island and most often seen during migration periods, especially late fall, with only three winter records."
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