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NORTHERN SPOTTED OWL (Strix occidentalis caurina)

1. Background


1. COSEWIC Listing

Common Name: Northern Spotted Owl

Scientific Name: Strix occidentalis caurina

COSEWIC Status: Endangered

Last Examination and Change: May 2000 (No Change)

Canadian Occurrence: British Columbia

Reasons for Designation: Numbers of this habitat specialist are very small in Canada. It requires old growth coniferous forests, which are decreasing in extent and becoming highly fragmented.

Status History: Designated Endangered in April 1986. Status re-examined and confirmed in April 1999 and in May 2000. Last assessment based on an existing status report.