What is the law about burrowing owls?

The burrowing owl is federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 in the United States, Canada and Mexico. They are considered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to be a Bird of Conservation Concern at the national level, in three USFWS regions, and in nine Bird Conservation Regions.

Can you keep a burrowing owl?

This means that taking, possessing, or selling burrowing owls, their nests (i.e., burrows), or eggs is prohibited without a permit (68A-27 F.A.C.). Burrowing owls, eggs, and young are also protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Learn more about how you can live with and conserve burrowing owls.

Does the burrowing owl qualify for any protection in Florida?

Burrowing owls are a protected species under Rule 68A-27, F.A.C. and the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. It is illegal to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect a burrowing owl, or its eggs.

Can burrowing owls be tamed?

Burrowing owls have not been domesticated in any way.

Can you relocate burrowing owls?

Western burrowing owls have lost most of their grasslands to development in California, but new research shows how relocating them can work.

Can you relocate burrowing owls in Florida?

Burrowing Owl burrows (nests) cannot be “moved”; they can only be destroyed by obtaining a permit from the State. FWC only issues permits to destroy a nest after all reasonable alternatives (such as realigning development to preserve the nest) have been shown to be impractical.

How old do burrowing owls have to be before they can fly?

This happens when the owlets are about 44 days old. In the beginning, they will only fly short distances from the burrow and their parents will continue to feed them. As they get to be stronger in their flight, they will begin to forage for food with their parents.

Is burrowing owl endangered?

Least Concern (Population decreasing)Burrowing owl / Conservation status

Where can I photograph a burrowing owl in Florida?

Cape Coral has the largest population of breeding Burrowing Owls in Florida. I’ve enjoyed photographing Burrowing Owls in the past, both in Central Florida and at Brian Piccolo Park in southeast Florida. The attraction of Cape Coral is the large number of nests.

Can you buy a burrowing owl?

California – No, you cannot have an owl.