See what Cape Coral builders discovered underground that paused part of a construction project

Dec 22, 2023 | Burrowing Owls, In the News

In the busy area of downtown Cape Coral, construction workers off Cape Coral Parkway near the Bimini Basin had to pause part of their construction site because of a burrowing owl egg.

Janet Windisch, a member of the non-profit, Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife spoke with Fox 4 about what led to the discovery.

“If a permit has been issued for the legally permitted removal of a burrowing owl’s nest, there are specific rules and procedures that have to be followed,” said Windisch.

Windisch told Fox 4’s Cape Coral community correspondent Colton Chavez the construction company, Brooks & Freund, did follow all the legal rules to remove the burrowing owl’s nest.

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