Sunday, January 17, 2010

Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls nest near Cape Coral Public Library

Burrowing Owl on sentry duty

The ballfields on Pelican Boulevard in Cape Coral are a very dependable location for Monk Parakeets and Burrowing Owls. Cape Coral also has numerous burrowing owl nests, including at the Public Library and is very protective of the little owls. One potential threat to the owls is the Nile Monitor Lizard. Were many Florida communities are plagued by Iguanas, Cape Coral has a growing population of monitor lizards, which can grow six feet long and are carnivorous. So there is concern for the little owls and peoples pets. The cold spell that we are just coming out of may have had a big impact on Florida's invasive species like the lizards, iguanas and pythons. we how soon how well they faired as it returns to warmer weather.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks - great info! We saw the Monk Parakeets tonight on Pelican just a block from the park. Pictures will be posted at