Date: 10/23/18 11:04 pm
From: ndrilling <dril0008...>
Subject: [ia-bird] Re: Why does NE Iowa lack breeding Northern Saw-whet Owls?
99.9% of saw-whets nest in extensive conifer (mostly pine) forests. NE Iowa
doesn't have that. Rarely, they nest in deciduous forests, especially in
cottonwoods along streams, but this is usually a one-time attempt. So they
probably have attempted to nest in Iowa, but not often.

Nancy Drilling
Rapid City, SD

On Monday, October 22, 2018 at 1:14:41 PM UTC-6, Rick Hollis wrote:
> 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.
> Why do we have none?
> Rick Hollis
> rural North Liberty IA
> 319 665 3141
> 319 541 8085 [mobile]
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