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Animals: Spotted Owls Discuss this eTheme.

These sites have information about spotted owls and their habitat in old-growth forests. Learn about the controversy between environmental groups that want to protect the owls and the logging industry that wants to protect jobs. There are links to eThemes Resources on raptors and barn owls.

Grades

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  • 6

Links

See 19 photographs of the spotted owl and view two videos. Also includes a fact file. NOTE: Some of the sections in the fact file are incomplete. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Read a student's report about the spotted owl controversy. The reading level may be too difficult for younger students.
This site includes lesson plans, rubrics, and samples of HyperStudio Projects.
This spotted owl illustration can be printed out for coloring. This page includes information about the owl's anatomy, diet, nest and eggs. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
This page lists facts about the spotted owl and includes an illustration.
Scroll down to the middle of the page to read background information on the bird. Then, click on the "Questions", "For Further Explanation", or "Vocabulary" tabs for more information on these topics. NOTE: This site links to a blog.
Read the Lewis & Clark journal entries about the northern spotted owl.
See a map of where spotted owls can be found in North America and learn how these habitats are necessary for spotted owls to live.
Listen to an NPR podcast from 2004 about the Northern Spotted Owl controversy of the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. Click on "Listen" or the "play" icon to hear the story.
These sites have information about various raptors, including Screech Owls, Great Horned Owls, Red-Tailed Hawks, and Bald Eagles. Many sites contain audio and video clips, plus a Web cam. Includes links to eThemes Resources on barn owls and spotted owls.
These sites have information about barn owls, owl pellets, and the children's book "There's an Owl in the Shower." There are links to eThemes Resources on spotted owls, food chains, and raptors.

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