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 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