Recent Media Attention
The Owl Comes Into Its Own: New York Times Article
Tremendous thanks to Pulizer Prize-winning journalist Natalie Angier for writing this engaging article about owls, and for including our work in the mix. And don't miss the Science Times podcast interview, Looking Through Owls Eyes, with David Corcoran. Published 26 February, 2013.
"We have a few publications in press or in review...check back in coming months" -J. Slaght, 15 January 2013
SLAGHT, JC. 2009. Night-Fishing Primorye's Wild Rivers: A Portrait of the Blakiston's Fish Owl. Russian Conservation News. September 2009:22-25. download pdf
SLAGHT, JC, S. AVDEYUK, and S. SURMACH. 2009. Using Prey Enclosures to Lure Fish-Eating Raptors to Traps. Journal of Raptor Research 43: 237-240. download pdf
SLAGHT, J. 2009. Ghost Owl. Wildlife Conservation Society Members' News. September-October 2009:2-3. download pdf
SLAGHT, JC. Winter Fishing. Vestnik Terneya 49:11. 02 May 2009. (Newspaper article in Russian describing fish owl hunting behavior). download pdf
SLAGHT, JC. 2009. Chasing a Giant. Wildlife Conservation Magazine, March-April:44-49. download pdf.
SLAGHT, J.C. AND S.G. SURMACH. 2008. Biology and conservation of Blakiston’s fish owls in Russia: a review of the primary literature and assessment of the secondary literature. Journal of Raptor Research 42: 29-37. download pdf
Past Media Attention
How Fast Can a Falcon Dive?
In addition to answering a number of common and not-so-comon questions about raptors, this 2010 book by Peter Capainolo and Carol Butler includes several paragraphs describing conservation efforts of the Blakiston's Fish Owl Project, and includes a few of our photos as well.
Vladivostok Air In-Flight Magazine
This award-winning magazine (Best In-Flight Magazine in Russia in 2008) features an interview with J. Slaght both in Russian and English, published in 2009. The translation isn't great, and the words not always accurate, but still a neat article. This is a big file (6.5MB).
Short December 2009 article by Cheryl Lyn Dybas describes our field efforts. The fish owl article starts on the third page of the pdf.
Full Citation: Dybas, C. 2009. Russian Roulette: To Catch a Fish Owl. Oceanography 22:12-13.
Wild Birds Broadcasting
Article by Jim Ducey about the 2009 fish owl field season, and the work we do
New York Times (2009)
Short article in the 02 January 2009 edition of the New York Times, about the ring tone project I contributed fish owl vocals to.
Flight Path Spring 2008 Newsletter
This National Aviary newsletter features a short piece on the Blakiston's Fish Owl Project, look for it on the last page (page 8).
A Minneapolis-St.Paul CBS affiliate aired this segment about the Blakiston's Fish owl ring tones on the evening news (27 January 2007.
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Download a .pdf of the Blakiston's Fish Owl ring tone article printed in the Saint Paul Pioneer Press (11 March 2007).