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Cape seeking volunteers to ‘adopt’ burrowing owl nests

By Staff | Sep 24, 2009

The city of Cape Coral is looking for volunteers to help tend to the thousands of burrowing owl nests located throughout the city. Residents who have burrowing owl nests nearby can unofficially “adopt” the small birds, and help ensure their success by trimming and maintaining their burrows.
Members of the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife have been helping to maintain burrowing owl nests; however, with more than 2,800 known locations in Cape Coral, there are not enough volunteers to provide upkeep on these nests. The Cape has the largest, single population of burrowing owls in the state of Florida. The continued existence of this bird, classified as a Species of Special Concern, relies heavily on the success of Cape Coral’s population of burrowing owls.
For more information about becoming a volunteer and “adopting” a burrowing owl nest, residents can contact the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife. The phone number is 980-2593, and the email address is contact@ccfriendsofwildlife.org. Their Web site is www.ccfriendsofwildlife.org .

Source: City of Cape Coral