The Screech Owl Companion

Everything You Need to Know about These Beneficial Raptors

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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2023

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This must-read for birders features a complete guide to attracting, understanding, and protecting owls. 

The call of an owl evokes mystery; seeing one in the wild inspires wonder. Of the top ten birds people hope to see, three are owls. Although they may be out of sight, owls are widespread throughout North America—and screech owls are the most likely to make their homes near humans. In this book, experts Jim Wright and Scott Weston show you how to attract them to nest in your yard, year after year.

The Screech Owl Companion introduces screech owls, show how to distinguish them from other species, shares fun lore and legend, and provides step-by-step instructions for making your yard screech ready. You’ll learn how to build a nest box and install a simple nest cam that you can monitor from your cell phone to watch when owls move in, lay eggs, and hatch.

This must-read for birders features a complete guide to attracting, understanding, and protecting owls. 

The call of an owl evokes mystery; seeing one in the wild inspires wonder. Of the top ten...

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Nature enthusiasts and open kids, come here!! This gem of a book really inspired me to make a lil owl box. It has tips on how to build and maintain one alongside sooooo many factoids about the kinds of owls you may see in your area and otherwise. There a quick section about superstition surrounding owls which made go on a little research mission of my own cultural (mexican american) owl superstition and learned something beyond the book too!

Tysm for this arc of such fantastic and wonderful creatures

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Thank you for the EArc. The Screech Owl Companion gives you the perfect amount of information about owls. It even gives you directions on how to build an owl box and who wouldn’t want one of these amazing creatures in your yard to admire from afar? This was a fabulous book with beautiful photos and I highly recommend it to anyone that wants a deeper glimpse into the lives of these mysterious creatures.

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The Screech Owl Companion by Jim Wright and Scott Weston isn't just spectacular it's phenomenal!

I'm an Owl fan. They are hugely beneficial and I am also a Master Naturalist so I am continually educating about them and especially about putting poisons out for rodents, etc. because of the exponentially great risk to an owl's life.

The Screech Owl Companion doesn't just stay on Screech Owls, that's important to know. But this is a very comprehensive book on owls. From types to habitat, range and basically everything one needs to know about owls.

The book has a good format and photography. From owl anatomy, behavior, habitat, protecting this book covers it all.

One of the parts of the book I especially appreciated was how to build a correct owl box and the nest cam part. We have one up and within the week it was inhabited. There is much to learn about owls and this book even though it is very comprehensive would be suitable for children also, more upper elementary grade students, and on.

I highly recommend The Screech Owl Companion!

I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher Timber Press for the opportunity to read and review The Screech Owl Companion by Jim Wright and Scott Weston.

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The Screech Owl Companion is a superb book with stunning photographs not only of the Screech Owl but other owls such as Northern Hawk Owl, Elf Owl and Spotted Owl. The photos of owlet fluffs tucked into their nest boxes are heartwarming. I love that geographical range maps, populations and vocalizations are included. Learning more about these wondrous creatures and their habitats is time well spent. An investment, actually.

The practical tips such as observing, attracting owls, predating, foods they eat as carnivores and their enemies (including toxins) are extremely helpful. The information on boxes, their placements and nestcams are intruguing. We have game cameras to watch wildlife in our yard but now I am inspired to invest in a mini cam to put into the box I am creating. Spotting my first (and only screech owl in the wild, so far) was momentous. The "hosting owls" wording hits me in the heart. Owl hosts' biggest surprises and advice are fun to read about. There is even a section on photographing owls!

Owl lovers, this book has your name on it! Pure unadulterated joy on each page.

My sincere thank you to Timber Press and NetGalley for providing me with a digital copy of this stupendous book.

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I love owls, collect owls of any type and would like to attend a falconry course. This was a book that talked to my heart, made me learn a lot of thing, and was fascinated by the pictures
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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