Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2016 modern gun bear season WAS NOT MET today. Therefore, the bear season will remain open on Sun December 11. View information about checking bears.​

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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