Date: 10/22/18 1:16 pm From: <ritag...> Subject: Re: [ia-bird] Why does NE Iowa lack breeding Northern Saw-whet Owls?
Good question, I look forward to a knowledgeable reply. I suspect they need a more hilly or mountainous terrain.
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From: "Richard Hollis" <xiboia...>
To: "IA-Bird" <ia-bird...>
Sent: Monday, October 22, 2018 2:14:37 PM
Subject: [ia-bird] Why does NE Iowa lack breeding Northern Saw-whet Owls?
I got to thinking the other day about Saw-whet Owls. Both MN and WI have summer records. Further East, I have heard them in the mountains of Maryland in May. Talking to a friend who manages a the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary for Indiana Audubon. They have them calling in the summer. Mary Gray is 200 + miles S of NE Iowa.