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Burrowing Owl

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Burrowing Owl :Mixeddrass RegionBurrowing Owls are distributed sparsely throughout the Mixedgrass and Dry Mixedgrass ecoregions of Alberta. Historically, the owls were somewhat common in the fescue grass ecoregion and in the southern part of the aspen parkland as far north as Wainwright, but their range has since contracted so that the species now occurs only sporadically in these two areas. The present range for the Burrowing Owl in Alberta spans from the Saskatchewan border west to Milk River, Lethbridge, and Strathmore. The northern boundary of the range runs just north of Drumheller, Hanna, and Youngstown. 

Reprinted from Alberta Wildlife Status Report No. 11 (1997), with permission from Alberta Sustainable Resource Development.

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