This species status report describes the distribution, habitat, biology, population size and trends, limiting factors and threats, existing protection or species designations, significance of the species. The Western Screech-Owl (macfarlanei subspecies) was assessed as Endangered in Canada by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) and is listed as Endangered in Schedule 1 of the federal Species at Risk Act. In British Columbia, this subspecies is listed as an Identified Wildlife species and is also protected under the British Columbia Wildlife Act. It is also on the provincial Red List of candidate taxa for Threatened or Endangered status. Neither the Western Screech-Owl nor any of its subspecies are listed or proposed under the United States Endangered Species Act, nor are they listed in the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red Book, although all owls (Strigiformes) are listed as a group under Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Cannings, R.J., H. Davis. 2007. Status of the Western Screech-owl macfarlanei subspecies (Megascops kennicottii macfarlanei) in British Columbia. Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Working Report. WR112
Topic: Species Status
Keywords: species status, habitat, population size, threats endangered species, bc, screech owl