spotted owl

Tom Gallagher / AP

Officials have killed nearly 650 barred owls in the Pacific Northwest. That’s one of the findings of a new report on the first 21 months of an effort to protect northern spotted owls from invasive barred owls.

Rob Manning / OPB

The Northwest’s most iconic bird could get a conservation boost in the coming years.  

On Wednesday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing it will review the protection status of the Northern Spotted Owl. The result could be an endangered species listing.