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Owls annually will consume 2-3000 rodents, and are active between February- October.

Does anyone know what is the most common owl in our region, Peachland area I'd like to stand a couple nesting boxes in hopes of getting a couple.

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Call SORCO at 250-498-4251 and see what they say.
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OK, there is a going concern rehabilitation centre in the
South Okanagan.
https://www.sorco.org/image-gallery/
Our owl population here runs the gambut.
From school sports teams to the more flighty versions.

These people can help you get set up anyway you like.

Good luck, hope this helps.

Oh, I've lost at least one cat to a neighbourhood owl.

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I’ve got a pair of Great Horned owls living in my neighbourhood. I’m in the K.L.O. and Benvoulin area. They keep the rodent population in check.
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That's why they are called, "Great". If they didn't kill mice, they would just be "Horned Owls".
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I've seen screech owls, saw-whet and grey owls as well. Hear the owls quite often in the early morning or late evening. Like having them around for the rodents too.
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There was a great horned owl on the powerlines in front of my house recently. I was walking under it at night, and didn't notice it until it took off. I forgot how big they are, and how quietly they fly!
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motokelowna1 wrote:WHO WHO


It's me, is that Yoo Sue?
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Gilchy wrote:There was a great horned owl on the powerlines in front of my house recently. I was walking under it at night, and didn't notice it until it took off. I forgot how big they are, and how quietly they fly!

The drawback to having owls in the neighbourhood is the threat to small pets. More than a few dogs and cats have been an owl's dinner.
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Fancy wrote:The drawback to having owls in the neighbourhood is the threat to small pets. More than a few dogs and cats have been an owl's dinner.


Yikes - didn't even think of that! Fortunately for being-eaten-by-owl-prospects, my dog is rather large (unfortunately for my wallet and poop bag size).
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We live near the hay field on Summit Drive. We have 2 resident Great Horned Owls in the hood. They hunt the field for rodents I guess. They have lived here for yrs. They both were perched in the backyard a while back so I went out snapped a couple poor quality pics. It was quite the feeling having them both rotate heads nearly 360 degrees and tilt down towards me and give me the biggest set of yellow stink eyes ever. So cool. If they happen to scoop up the cats in the area I am all for it. Its less cat crap I gotta deal with in my flower beds. :up:
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Owls won't differentiate between small dogs or cats unfortunately.
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Dogs are 99% on leashes and dont poop in my flower beds. Owls snacking on cats is a bonus.
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We get a lot of hawks taking quail and leaving the feathered mess on the lawn.
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