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Name: Joll
Status: student
Grade: 6-8
Location: CA
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2011-2012

Is the long-eared owl endangered? I have mixed information.

No, long-eared owls are not on the US endangered species list, either as endangered or threatened. The only owls on the list are both northern and Mexican spotted owls. The US list is on line at

A species may be listed as endangered as a population within a state even if it is not on the US list. You could search for information for your state to see the status. If your location as noted below is California, long-eared owls are not endangered in California.

J. Elliott


It's endangered. br>

Here is a good article reviewing the Federal Endangered Species Act

More info can be found by going to and search for Long-eared Owl. A number of states have it listed as endangered.

Sincere regards, Mike Stewart

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