This guy is confused....

Real Estate Agent with REMAX Realty Team-Cape Coral, FL

This little Burrowing Owl is confused...nesting season in Cape Coral Florida is from February 15th - July 10th each year.....guess he is just getting a head start.....

 (picture taken 11.28.09)

Cape Coral is home to Florida's largest population of Burrowing Owls. 

The burrowing owl is a pint-sized bird standing approximately nine inches tall and weighing only about four ounces.  They live in open, treeless areas, spending most of their time on the ground, where their sandy color provides camouflage from potential predators.

As it's name says: the burrowing owl differs from other kinds of owls......instead of nesting in the trees, the burrowing owl lives underground in burrows.

Many Cape Coral residents help their feathered friends by securing off the area around the burrow and offering a "T" stake for the birds to perch on.

Owls are very site specific, which means they are likely to return to the same territory year after year to raise their young.  This may be Mr. Confused's case....

Currently Florida's burrowing owls are listed as a 'species of special concern' meaning "those facing a moderate risk of extinction in the future".

Many people wrongly believe that it is not possible to build on a lot if burrowing owls occupy it....Not true!  However, there is a process that a builder needs to follow to protect our little friends....

Feel free to contact me for more info about our burrowing owls or how to build near a nest...

Deb Cullen, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, SRES, RSPS

Century 21 Sunbelt, Cape Coral, FL



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Julia Odom
Select Realty Professionals - Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Homes for Sale

What a cutie. I hope he gets his place move in ready at the right time.

Nov 29, 2009 12:05 AM #1
Marian Pierre-Louis
Fieldstone Historic Research - Medway, MA
Metrowest Boston

Hey this is really interesting.  You never know, as a result of this you could find an owl loving person who needs to buy a home in Cape Coral.  I love it when blog posts are different and fascinating.  Ok so I admit I am a bird lover too.  --Marian

Nov 29, 2009 09:48 AM #2
Marian Pierre-Louis
Fieldstone Historic Research - Medway, MA
Metrowest Boston

Debbie - how do you get your Active Rain posts to appear on your fan page on FaceBook?  -Marian

Nov 29, 2009 09:51 AM #3
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Deb, thanks for the post on the burrowing owl...I'm starting to really like owls after I photographed one in the daytime earlier this month! :)


Nov 29, 2009 04:27 PM #4
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Poor guy (or gal), lucky he or she has friends watching out for the well being of these little owls.  Great pic! 

Nov 29, 2009 10:49 PM #5
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Debbie...Interesting that a builder can build on a lot with these little guys...great photo!

Nov 30, 2009 01:03 AM #6
Sherry Siegel, Managing Broker, EcoBroker, ABR
BrokersGroup, serving Sequim and Port Angeles - Sequim, WA

How refreshing that just by being alive and happy on someone's lot doesn't mean the owner can't build on it. With so many DON'Ts out there, I love that the burrowing owl gets "We've got guideline to protect you and the owner."

Dec 14, 2009 08:24 AM #7
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