COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Burrowing Owl in Canada
- Assessment Summary
- Executive Summary
- COSEWIC History, Mandate, Membership and Definitions
- Lists of Figures and Appendices
- Species Information
- Population Sizes and Trends
- Limiting Factors and Threats
- Special Significance of the Species
- Existing Protection or Other Status Designations
- Technical Summary
- Acknowledgements and Information Sources
- Biographical Summary of Report Writer and Authorities Contacted
- Appendix 1: Potential Aboriginal Lands where Burrowing Owls May Occur as of October 2004
We owe particular thanks to Troy Wellicome, Geoff Holroyd, Ray Poulin, and Danielle Todd for providing us with extensive unpublished information on the status and biology of Burrowing Owls in Canada. This report was written with a heavy reliance on earlier COSEWIC reports by Wellicome and Haug (1995), Haug and Didiuk (1991), and Wedgwood (1979). We also thank the Burrowing Owl Recovery Team for allowing me to attend their 2004 meeting and to report their unpublished data. Troy Wellicome, Geoff Holroyd, and Danielle Todd read the entire report and provided extensive suggestions that greatly improved its quality. Funding, provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.
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