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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/12053/artist/1570/artwork/scoping-desert-13391">Scoping the Desert</a>" by Rick Wheeler | United States

Scoping the Desert

Wallhanging by Rick Wheeler
20.00" H x 10.00" W
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Barn Owl
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Artist will donate 25% to National Wildlife Federation and 25% to AFC from sale of this work.
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As a resident of the U.S. southwest, I have the opportunity to see a wide variety of bird life found in the Sonoran Desert. As part of a rich ecosystem, the desert supports a number of birds of prey, my favorite being Cooper's Hawks and Barn Owls. The owl is of particular interest, mostly due to the bird's white heart-shaped face, while marked by rusty tan to dark brown, gray, and white-spotted plumage. While the owl faces human encroachment of its habitat, as well as the danger of feeding on pesticide-poisoned prey, the Barn Owl remains the most widespread land bird species in the world, occurring in every continent except Antarctica.



Scoping the Desert | Wallhanging by Rick Wheeler | Artists for Conservation 2020

2023 Artists for Conservation Exhibit Book