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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the Short-eared Owl in Canada

COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report
on the
Short-eared Owl
Asio flammeus
in Canada

Short-eared Owl

Special Concern 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 the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. vi + 24 pp.

Previous reports:

Cadman, M.D, and Page A.M. 1994. COSEWIC status report on the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. i + ii - 53 pp.

Production note:

COSEWIC acknowledges David A. Wiggins for writing the update status report on the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus, prepared under contract with Environment Canada. This report was overseen and edited by Dick Cannings, Co-chair, COSEWIC Birds Specialist Subcommittee.

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 l’Hibou des marais (Asio flammeus)au Canada – Mise à jour.

Cover illustration:

Short-eared Owl -- Photo by Terry L. Sohl.

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

Catalogue No. CW69-14/7-2008E-PDF

ISBN 978-0-662-48822-4

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