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I love this idea.  I'd come.  I've seen a barn owl at World Bird Sanctuary but that's not the same.

Chris McClarren
St. Louis South City
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---- Edge <[log in to unmask]> wrote: 
> There are many Missouri birders who have yet to see a Barn Owl in  
> Missouri (or anywhere).  You might consider having a special event  
> inviting people to view a Barn Owl.
> 
> Others on Mobirds might chime in so you could get an indication of  
> the level of interest.
> 
> Edge Wade
> Columbia, MO
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> 
> On Sep 11, 2009, at 5:50 PM, ROBYN, Tony wrote:
> 
> > A couple years ago three of us from Wildcat Glades in Joplin  
> > installed 6 barn owl boxes in the Golden City area.  Over the  
> > course of the day we stopped at 12 different locations and chatted  
> > with 6 landowners, asking permission to install boxes in their  
> > barns.  Barn owls get hammered by cats and raccoons and we saw the  
> > evidence.   We also saw at least a 8 barn owls that day I recall.    
> > Not a single person said no to the boxes, in fact, all were  
> > gracious and very interested in what we were doing.   As we left  
> > our last install, and  were 20 minutes down the road of course, one  
> > of us realized we had forgotten to put a bit of straw in the last  
> > box.   When we got back and climbed the ladder a barn owl flew out  
> > of the box we had just installed.  Satisfying for sure.
> >
> >
> > Tony Robyn
> > Newton County, Missouri
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