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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Burrowing Owl in Canada


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owe particular thanks to Troy Wellicome, Geoff Holroyd, Ray Poulin, and Danielle Todd for providing us with extensive unpublished information on the status and biology of Burrowing Owls in Canada.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 We also thank the Burrowing Owl Recovery Team for allowing me to attend their 2004 meeting and to report their unpublished data.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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