The Birds Of Shoreline

A flock of a threatened owl species making its home in an 18-acre parcel of land that used to be a Shoreline Amphitheatre parking lot is giving Google some grief.

The Internet giant reportedly wants to build a 3,000-square-foot office space and possibly a 285,000-square-foot hotel on the site in Mountain View, Calif., which Google is leasing.

But before the company can do that, the birds will have to move out on their own accord, preferably to a nearby sanctuary, according to Mountain View officials quoted by NBC Bay Area affiliate KNTV.

They’re nudging the owls along by closing up burrows.