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Home of the Great White Owl

By Elizabeth Rogers
Published: 09/16/18 Topics: Comments: -

Many, many years ago a great owl species was discovered to be popular in the Pacific Northwest - the great horned owl. Who knew, that there would be a chance to discover such a rare one right among a most popular valley in Washington state.

The bird watching opportunities out in Oroville can really tell a tale, as this one will.

Eden Valley Guest Ranch has recently been home to the Great White Owl. Within the last year, this divine white great horned owl has made itself at home over at the Eden Valley Guest Ranch out in Oroville.

He seems to be all around the ranch, year round. Robin Stice, owner and operator of the Eden Valley Guest Ranch, notes, "He fledged around July of 2017 and has made the ranch his home, for the last year or so."

This feathered beauty is about 15-17 inches in size and has a very defining look to him. With mustard yellow eyes and glistening white feathers, he soars around the guest ranch only going within a mile distance of the place. "He's definitely marked his terriroty, it's only about a mile in length. He'll fly about a third to a half mile in distance and then make his way back.", Stice states.

After doing extensive research on the type of great horned owl that he might be, a discovery has been made - the great white owl of the Eden Valley Guest Ranch happens to be a rarity. At first glance, one would think he was an albino owl, but then his eyes become noticeable. They are striking and noted to be a vibrant mustard yellow color - Again, something that is rare for this type of species.

If you're an avid animal lover, you may know of the term, "leucism". This a condition in which an animal suffers a full (or even a partial) loss of skin pigmentation, resulting in why the great white owl might be so very white. As stunning as he is, leucism seems to be the cause of his striking white feathers.

Stice tells me that, "When we first noticed him, he seemed to be a bit more afraid of the guests [or people in general.] But, now he has gotten used to them, probably knowing they won't harm him, but rather gaze at his beauty."

Although, the thought of any being - bird or not, losing pigmentation can be unspiriting, the discovery of the geat white owl of Eden Valley has been a special addition to the ranch for the owners as well as guests that are visiting.

Avid bird lovers will enjoy the rarity of the the great white owl, while gazing into his deep yellow eyes. Stice mentions, "He seems to be a pleasant owl, living in his own little world and care free among the valley of Oroville."

Bird watching and wild life viewing are always popular in the state of Washington. The valleys and mountains that line the state are home to many different species, specifically of owls and birds, like the great white owl of Eden Valley Guest Ranch. Visitors come from all over to view special species as such.

The great white owl has been around for over a year now, making Eden Valley Guest Ranch is territory.

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Author: Elizabeth Rogers – Great White Owl of Eden Valley, Eden Valley Guest Lodge
Blog #: 0605 – 09/16/18

Holidays at Blue Heron Resort

By Libby Rogers
Published: 04/22/18 Topics: Hood Canal, Timeshares, Vacation, Vacation Rentals Comments: -

Yourshare.biz which offers resort and owner direct vacation rental bookings for timeshare properties announced today that it has opened a new website for the Blue Heron Condos on Washington State's pristine Hood Canal. Read more

When Cheap is Ohhhhh So Good! (And warm!)

By Jerry German
Published: 10/01/17 Topics: Comments: 1

From the earliest days of my childhood, I have never been a winter person. Yeah, winter is beautiful and there are some fun things to do, but I hate cold, love hot. And I love to swim. And I like beaches Read more

Vacation Rental Picante Sauce

By Wm. May
Published: 09/01/17 Topics: Property Management, Vacation Rentals Comments: -

What do Picante Sauce and Vacation Rentals have in common? Well they gotta be fresh and tended to. Can managers from hundreds and thousands of miles away provide adequate service to discerning property owners. Not hardly. Read more

Wonderful Puerto Morelos on the Yucatan

By Ron Lee
Published: 09/01/17 Topics: Inns, Mexico, Vacation Rentals Comments: -

Although still a fishing village, the government declared the reef area and mangroves an ecological preserve with the intent to locals to keep development to a minimum. But comfort and fun are at a maximum. Read more

Seaway Dance Hall at Copalis Beach Rocked Out

By Wm. May
Published: 03/01/17 Topics: Comments: -

Just West of the Green Lantern Tavern in Copalis Beach Washington State is a World War Two Quonset hut where Rock and Roll reigned supreme in the 1960's. Read more

Server Crash All Night Bash

By William May
Published: 03/25/16 Topics: Self Improvement Comments: -

Getting good folks to work for you is easier than you think. All you gotta do is put yourself in their shoes, and do it literally. Leaders do the toughest jobs, not the easiest. Leaders must be outfront or they are really only stragglers. Read more

El Nino Looms; Don't Fret Too Much

By Taylor May
Published: 12/01/15 Topics: Comments: -

A magazine For skiers, snowboarders and everything snow started in 1964 now an online source of with news, comments, articles, photos and videos. If you slide, visit our Website and join the email list to get instant mountain info year round. Read more

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By William May
Published: 10/31/15 Topics: Advertising, Marketing Comments: -

Many experts will rattle your brain with every kind of advertising and marketing. But the restaurant - Two Doors Down - exceeds them all with their latest Halloween advertising idea. It may not be what you expect. Boo. Read more

Drones Will One Day Be Old News

By William May
Published: 05/01/15 Topics: Hotels, Photography Comments: -

Hoteliers are all anxious to get aerial photos of their properties from drones. Good idea and we do them. Here is why they would be better off to invest I High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photos instead. Read more

HDR Photography is not HD

By William May
Published: 01/01/15 Topics: Comments: -

Only one in every ten thousand amateur photographers, and only one out of a thousand professionals have an understanding of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos. That terminology has nothing to do with the common High Definition description of TV's and monitors. Everyone in lodging should know the difference. Read more

How to see Elk at Mount Rainier

By Emmalee David
Published: 10/17/14 Topics: Comments: -

If you have never seen an Elk you will be in luck when visiting our Vacation Rental homes located in the Greenwater area of Washington State, just outside the gates to Mount Rainier National Park. Here are tips to find them. Read more

A Map, a Map, My Kingdom for a Map

By William May
Published: 07/20/14 Topics: Comments: -

Folded like origami (Japanese paper art), maps have been an indispensible tool for travelers for centuries. But today with Global Positioning Statellites (GPS) and Smart Phones, travel can be much easier but it does require some common sense. Read more

Outdoors-For-All, the Heros Among Us

By William May
Published: 06/09/14 Topics: Comments: -

Donate your home to charities for their use and fundraising and post your generosity on VacationRentalAgents.com. See how the Ski-For-All Foundation gave property owners the great satisfaction of helping disabled kids and adults to ski. Read more

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By William May
Published: 05/01/14 Topics: Comments: -

It may not sound earth-shaking but Redstone Systems, creator of the HelpBook.me software has just added their evolutionary new mobile websites to our system. Check it on your mobile phone now. Read more

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By William May
Published: 04/08/14 Topics: Comments: -

After a tragedy that has taken dozens of life in the small town of Oso Washington State, first-responders open the door to untrained volunteers after realizing they are better equipped at working in such difficult conditions. Read more

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By William May
Published: 02/23/14 Topics: Comments: -

Even with the thousands of advertising websites catering to vacation rental owners, guests often search in vain to find the perfect accommodations. Now the website www,Varoom.biz, the world's first Vacation Rental Cooperative matches guests with property owners and managers to increase bookings. Read more

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By William May
Published: 02/06/14 Topics: Seattle, Sports Comments: -

On a frigid but stunningly bright blue sky day in the city of Seattle, the population of the region gathered together with one mind to share in the joy of something bigger than any of them could ever experience alone. To spread smiles and happiness for something seemingly simple but rare. Read more

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By William May
Published: 12/11/13 Topics: Comments: -

Looking back it is astonishing to realize that a world class scholar was teaching in a small community college off the beaten path in the Northwest corner of the country. She would have wowed any student in the finest college anywhere. Read more

Vacation Rental Huts on Wheels

By William May
Published: 10/15/12 Topics: Comments: -

How about a vacation rental on wheels, and no its not a mobile home Not exactly. Tom Kundig is an architect who had an interesting problem and more interesting solution. They're called Rolling Huts. You'll want to know more. Read more

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