For the Birds Radio Program: Flaco the Eagle Owl: To Count or Not to Count?

Original Air Date: March 20, 2023

Last month, a Eurasian Eagle-Owl escaped from the Central Park Zoo in New York City and, despite many efforts to capture him, seems to be doing fine on his own so far. David McArthur, one of Laura’s podcast listeners in New York, wonders if he can count this bird on his life list?

The Eurasian Eagle-Owl recording used in this program was made in France by Dominique Guillerme, XC780278 via And the photo of Flaco is from Wikipedia, taken by Rhododendrites.

Duration: 5′05″ Related blog post with transcript