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1208 Bay Street #201 Bellingham, WA 98225 Non Profit Org. US POSTAGE PAID Blaine, WA Permit No. 106 Please renew your support! Northwest is home Great gray owls Paul Bannick Major gifts director, Although most great gray owls live in the boreal forests of Canada and Alaska, we are blessed to have them in Washington's northeast and southeast corners where they live in older forests with large snags interrupted by large grassy openings. Great gray owls in the Northwest require older open forests with a canopy to hide the nesting and roosting of this 5-foot wing-spanned owl, but since they feed mostly upon voles and gophers and hunt using their hearing, they need open meadows interrupted by perches for their hunting needs. In Washington, most of these secretive owls spend March through October near their breeding territories, but deep snow and scarcity of prey pushes them to lower elevations where they often show up in surrounding ranches, farms, and home sites. As a result of these seasonal movements, great gray owls require a connected landscape that allows owls to survive deep snow, establish new territories, and find mates. A great gray owl lands on a fencepost in northeast Washington. © Paul Bannick, Keep the Northwest wild, read our blog,

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