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The Great Horned Owls at Thompson Rivers University

This trio of Great Horned (Bubo virginianus) owls was first noticed March 11, 2008. The nest is located on the Thompson Rivers University Campus in Kamloops, BC.

The Great Horned Owl is not an endangered species (in Canada), but nesting in an urban environment is quite unusual. Also a bit unusual, but not unheard of, is the early nesting time for this trio.

Owl update - April 7, 2008
We are delighted to announce that the two owlets have successfully fledged. They've been observed moving from tree to tree around campus, and may stay around the area for a week or more before going out into the wider world. Thanks for enjoying them with us!

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