Jeff Brown, the wildlife naturalist at PAWS, told me today that PAWS Wildlife Center has received the burrowing owl. No necropsy will be done, but its tissue will be sent to a toxicology lab to screen for rodenticides. This is part of a multiyear study of rodenticides in raptors <https://urbanraptorconservancy.org/research/rodenticides-in-raptors-project/> that we (Urban Raptor Conservancy) have been doing.
I believe that Jeff has arranged for the burrowing owl to go to the Burke Museum after that. We won’t know the toxicology results for a couple of months.
> On Nov 1, 2021, at 9:10 PM, Zora Dermer <zoramon...> wrote:
> Hi, Dan.
> Nadine Drisseq, who I believe is a member of this list, reported it on Facebook (Washington Birders group) and said that a necropsy is being performed. She may have more info.
> Zora Dermer
> Sent from my iPad
>> On Nov 1, 2021, at 8:53 PM, Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff...> wrote:
>> Hello Tweeters,
>> Does anyone have the contact information for the person who found and reported that the Renton Burrowing owl had died?
>> I would like to contact them.
>> Or more information about when and where it was specifically found?
>> And if the cause of death reported earlier was based on speculation?
>> I was most concerned that it would be hit by a car, hurt by dog, or taken by a predator.
>> Food availability did not appear to be a factor.
>> Thank you.
>> I am sad to hear that this beautiful little owl died.
>> Dan Reiff
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