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OWLS OF

WASHINGTON
By Michelle and Rohan
SNOWY OWL

Bubo scandiacus

Yellow eyed black


beak
Easily recognizable

Male's call: krek-krek


Sounds like it is barking

Female call: pyew-


pyew or prek-prek
Sounds softer
Breeds in south but
lives in PNW and
Canada coast
BARN OWL (TYTO
ALBA)
The Barn Owl has a white heart-
shaped face and white chest with
small brown spots. The back is tawny,
marked with black and white spots.
The Barn Owl is one of the most
widely distributed birds in the world,
found on all continents except
Antarctica.
Call is a drawn-out, hissing scream.
Barn Owls eat small mammals,
especially rodents. They also eat birds,
reptiles, and insects.
GREAT GRAY OWL
Strix nebulosa

It's gray and great

Adults have yellow


eyes with dark circles
around them

Call: deep, whooos


SPOTTED OWL
(STRIX
OCCIDENTALIS)
• The Spotted owl is a medium-sized,
brown owl with a barred tail, white
spots on the head and breast, and
dark brown eyes surrounded by
facial disks.
• The call is a series of four spaced
notes with the two middle ones
closest together, "hup, hoo-hoo,
hooo."
• Spotted owls live in coniferous
forests with canopy cover at low
and moderate elevations.
• The Spotted Owl eats small
mammals like flying squirrels, wood
rats, mice, voles and also some
birds, reptiles, amphibians, and
insects.
WESTERN SCREECH OWL
Megascops
Call: a series of Kennacottii
short whistles and then
a long one at the end

Or sometimes a
long screech

They are grayish-


whiteish
Have yellow
FLAMMULATED OWL
Psiloscops flammeolous

• Call: series of relatively deep, single or double


hoots.
• Habitat: The Flammulated Owl is generally
associated with montane forested habitats
often with brushy understory.
• Diet: Although most small owls eat insects, they
also usually eat mice, shrews, and other small
vertebrates.

This Phot o by U nknow n aut hor is licensed under CC BY-SA.


BARRED OWL
Strix Varia

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