Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Status:  Common
Seasonal Occurrence:  Year-round resident
Distribution:  Statewide
Preferred Habitat(s):  Forested areas, especially bottomland areas
Nesting Habits:  Nests in hollow trees, but will occasionally use nest boxes


Adult Barred Owl
Photo by:  Kate Heyden
 
 
Adult Barred Owl
Photo by:  Kate Heyden
 


This young Barred Owl has fallen from its nest tree.
Photo by:  Kate Heyden