With no more that 500-600 pairs left in Norway the amazing Eagle Owl, Bubo bubo, is considered Endangered on the Red List. The bird has a stronghold along the coast where it finds most of its food in the marine ecosystem. Being a top predator, the Eagle Owl is highly exposed to toxins in the food chain. However, the high mortality of this bird is related to electrocution by high-voltage powerlines, especially smaller lines crisscrossing their territories.
The Eagle Owl is the largest owl of the world but highly nocturnal and therefore seldom seen by man.