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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Spotted Owl (Caurina subspecies) in Canada

COSEWIC
Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Spotted Owl
Strix occidentalis caurina
Caurina subspecies
in Canada

Spotted Owl

Endangered 2008

COSEWIC
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada



COSEPAC
Comité sur la situation des espèces en péril au Canada

COSEWIC status reports are working documents used in assigning the status of wildlife species suspected of being at risk. This report may be cited as follows:

COSEWIC. 2008. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on theSpotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina Caurina subspecies, in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vii + 47 pp.

Previous report:

COSEWIC. 2000. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. v + 31 pp.

Kirk, A.A. 1999. Update COSEWIC status report on the Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa 1-14 pp.

Campbell, E.C. and R.W. Campbell. 1986. COSEWIC status report on theSpotted Owl Strix occidentalis in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa 1-62 pp.

Production note:

COSEWIC would like to acknowledge John M. Cooper for writing the update status report on the Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina, caurina subspecies prepared under contract with Environment Canada. This report was overseen and edited by Richard Cannings, Co-chair COSEWIC Birds Specialist Subcommittee.

The Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina was previously known as the Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina.

For additional copies contact:

COSEWIC Secretariat
c/o Canadian Wildlife Service
Environment Canada
Ottawa, ON
K1A 0H3

Tel.: 819-953-3215
Fax: 819-994-3684

COSEWIC E-mail
COSEWIC Website

Également disponible en français sous le titre Évaluation et Rapport de situation du COSEPAC sur la Chouette tacheteé (Strix occidentalis caurina) de la sous-espèce caurina au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:

Spotted owl -- Photo by Jared Hobbs, ©Hobbs Photo Images Co. 2003.

©Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2008.

Catalogue No. CW69-14/547-2008E-PDF

ISBN 978-0-662-48879-8

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