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Burrowing Owls Seen at Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge This Summer

This summer, a family of Burrowing owls returned to Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge! Visitors and staff alike got the opportunity to watch the family grow from two adults to an addition of five cotton ball babies. Now fledged, babies and parents alike will be migrating south to Mexico for the winter.

Burrowing owls are unique from other owl species, both for their appearance and habits. These small birds are slightly bigger than a robin and have strikingly long legs. They hunt both during the day and at night, as opposed to most owls that exclusively hunt under the cover of night.

As their na...


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