Date: 1/9/21 8:10 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [birders] Barn Owl story on channel 7
The Amish birders and farmers in north-central Ohio have had a lot of luck
encouraging breeding Barn Owls too.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: <amazilia3...>
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On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 9:44 AM Mark Bradtke <mabmrmc...> wrote:

> Happy New Year, Birders:
>
> Recent interesting article here on how Ireland is turning round its
> decline in Barn Owls, thanks to Birdwatch Ireland, by installing nest boxes
> in appropriate locations.
>
> This story focuses on a programme in County Cork, one of the counties in
> the province of Munster - mentioned in the article - which stretches across
> the most southern third of the island of Ireland:
>
> https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2021/0102/1187373-owl-population-rising/
>
>
> Mary
>
> On Jan 9, 2021, at 9:20 AM, Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> wrote:
>
> The former owners of the Conservancy Farm in Superior Township told me
> that Barn Owls used to nest in the barn at the farm. They weren't sure of
> the year when they last nested there.
>
> Jack Smiley
>
> On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 8:24 AM Susan Falcone <sfalcone...> wrote:
>
>> I growing up on Pontiac Trail in Ann Arbor I saw an occasional barn owl.
>>
>> The most "recent" one I have seen was in 1984--I was about halfway
>> through a running race in Milan, and I found one that was a road-kill
>> victim...was not there after the race when I went looking for it.
>>
>> Susan
>>
>> On Jan 8, 2021, at 7:45 PM, Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...> wrote:
>>
>> Allen,
>>
>> Thanks for your first-hand account. I had never personally seen the owls
>> and I can't remember who told me about them.
>>
>> Jack
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 7:40 PM Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Jack,
>>>
>>> I last saw that nesting pair of Barn Owls at Sterling State Park in
>>> 1981. It was in an old silo that was torn down soon after that. If I
>>> remember (lots of things have been reconfigured there) I think the location
>>> was somewhere across the park road from the current park headquarters
>>> buildings.
>>>
>>> Al Maley (now living in New Hampshire and Spain), installed a nesting
>>> box on a wooden pole in the marsh area that I think the birds may have used
>>> once or twice, but by 1982 or 1983 they were no longer being seen.
>>>
>>> Michigan has always been at the northern edge of the Barn Owl's range,
>>> and it is sensitive to harsh, cold winters. Perhaps this is one of few
>>> species that might temporarily benefit from a warming climate.
>>>
>>> Allen T. Chartier
>>> Inkster, Michigan
>>> Email: <amazilia3...>
>>> Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mihummingbirdguy/collections/
>>> Website/Blog: http://mihummingbirdguy.blogspot.com/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 7:32 PM Jack Smiley <jackrsmiley...>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> My recollection is that I heard that the last reported Barn Owl nesting
>>>> site in Michigan was in Monroe County. The account in the Michigan
>>>> Breeding Bird Atlas II appears to confirm that as it states that the
>>>> breeding record was in either 1982 or 1983.
>>>>
>>>> https://naturecenter.org/Portals/0/MBBA/MBBAIIAccounts/A-E%20MBBAII%20Accounts/BNOW-2020.pdf?ver=2020-04-21-091704-380
>>>>
>>>> I had heard that the nest site was in an old barn which was
>>>> subsequently torn down by the DNR, but I never was able to confirm whether
>>>> that report was accurate.
>>>>
>>>> Jack Smiley
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jan 8, 2021 at 6:26 PM Patrick Baize <pkbaize...>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Just saw a story on tv a girl scout is raising money to build erect
>>>>> Barn Owl nest boxes in the Oxford, Michigan area. When was the last known
>>>>> nesting of a Barn Owl in Michigan? I think this is a great story, I'm glad
>>>>> that the young people of today are showing an interest in birds and
>>>>> wildlife.
>>>>> Pat B. Howell, Michigan
>>>>>
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