Starving snowy owl faces new threat, desperate Island search for food

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Desperate search for food brings owls to Island

 
 
 
 

Crows menace a snowy owl on top of the Times Colonist building Tuesday morning.

Photograph by: Adrian Lam, Times Colonist

Half-starved snowy owls are flying 1,500 kilometres or more to Vancouver Island in search of food, says the founder of an avian rescue group in Courtenay.

Maj Birch is urging people to avoid frightening the owls into flight just to get a good photo, as that could sap what little energy they have left.

"They're all starving," said Birch, who founded Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society in 1995. "By the time they get down here, they're usually very thin.

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