Japanese Crane in the Winter time - Nobles of Japan used to eat crane and turtles - two animals representing longevity. When the ban on commoners consuming crane was abolished, the animals were nearly wiped out. Few remain today and efforts to breed and release more into the wild continue.
Barred Hoot Owl- Originally only seen in the east, in the 20th century spread to the Pacific NW and southern California. These large stocky owls nest in tree cavities in large mature forests, often near water. Average life span in the wild 8-23 yrs..