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Wildlife Spotlight: Northern Saw-whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet owl

What does it take to shine a little light on a small, secretive owl? Well, according to recent national news headlines, the owl would have to be rescued from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to get some attention. A northern saw-whet owl was roosting in the Norway spruce that now sits in Rockefeller Center when it was cut down near Oneonta, New York. It survived the 170-mile journey to New York City and was discovered by a worker while setting up the tree for display.