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Snowy Owls an Early Christmas Present

December 21, 2011, 10:36 am | Rebecca Christoffel, Willy Klein

Birders around Iowa are being treated to a rare treat this year, an inundation of Snowy Owls from the tundra! However, movement of the birds into Iowa isn't a treat for them.

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Wildlife: Prevent Birds from Flying into Windows and Doors

May 3, 2012, 1:14 pm | Rebecca Christoffel, Christopher Weishaar

Spring is in the air, which also brings nesting time for Iowa’s songbirds. While many homeowners enjoy seeing and feeding the birds, it can be disconcerting for homeowners who have birds fly into glass doors or windows again and again. An Iowa State University Extension and Outreach wildlife specialist offers suggestions for dealing with this problem.

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