The Great Grey Owl is an extremely large owl. They are found all across the Northern Hemisphere. This bird is the provincial bird of Manitoba, Canada.  The Great Grey Owl is considered to be bigger than the Eurasion Eagle-Owl and the Blakiston’s Fish Owl though it is outweighed by both of these species. The Great Grey Owl has the largest facial disc of any raptor, but they do not have ear tufts. They are silent hunters with great hearing. They like to wait, watch, and listen until it is time to strike. Their hearing is so good they can locate and catch prey underneath 2 ft. of snow!

The Great Grey Owl is an extremely large owl. They are found all across the Northern Hemisphere. This bird is the provincial bird of Manitoba, Canada.  The Great Grey Owl is considered to be bigger than the Eurasion Eagle-Owl and the Blakiston’s Fish Owl though it is outweighed by both of these species. The Great Grey Owl has the largest facial disc of any raptor, but they do not have ear tufts. They are silent hunters with great hearing. They like to wait, watch, and listen until it is time to strike. Their hearing is so good they can locate and catch prey underneath 2 ft. of snow!

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The Barn Owl is found on all continents except for Antarctica and all of Australia. It preys upon small mammals such as gophers, shrews, mice, and rats. Even bats, frogs, and insects are on the menu. There is a romantic side to these creatures as well :) a courtship as they say. The male will show the female around, possible nesting sites while offering her food. They nest in caves, hollow trees, and buildings.  That’s where the magic happens and the babies are born. Unfortunately the majority of this species only live 1-2 years. So much love, even heart-shaped faces, truly one of my favorite owls.

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The Snowy Owl is Canada’s largest species of owls. It is also the official bird of Quebec. The females and younger birds usually have some dark spotting whereas the males are pure white. They are well adapted for life North of the Arctic Circle. The snowy owl usually hunts small mammals, but is also known for hunting larger prey such as: hares, squirrels, rats, among others. When defending their nests, they usually defend from arctic foxes, dogs, and grey wolves. They have competition when it comes to prey as well, they compete against hawks, golden eagles, wolves, arctic foxes, and other species of owls.
Such a beautiful specie of owl, but with beauty comes competition I guess.
Good Luck Snowy Owls!
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The Snowy Owl is Canada’s largest species of owls. It is also the official bird of Quebec. The females and younger birds usually have some dark spotting whereas the males are pure white. They are well adapted for life North of the Arctic Circle. The snowy owl usually hunts small mammals, but is also known for hunting larger prey such as: hares, squirrels, rats, among others. When defending their nests, they usually defend from arctic foxes, dogs, and grey wolves. They have competition when it comes to prey as well, they compete against hawks, golden eagles, wolves, arctic foxes, and other species of owls.

Such a beautiful specie of owl, but with beauty comes competition I guess.

Good Luck Snowy Owls!

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The two smallest owls in the world are the Northern Pygmy Owl and the Elf Owl. The Pygmy owl may be small in size, but they are fierce hunters. They can carry up to three times their weight, feeding on small songbirds, and small mammals such as mice. They also enjoy brains! sometimes that is all they eat from their prey. The West Coast of North America is where they can be found. The Elf Owl on the other hand is found in the Southern U.S. and in Central Mexico. They like to live in woodpecker holes and cacti. Unlike the Pygmy Owl, the Elf Owl enjoys insects, even scorpions! Yikes!

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Owls have binocular vision, their large eyes are fixed in their sockets. This means they have to turn their entire head to change views. They can rotate their heads and necks as much as 270 degrees in either direction. They are also very silent because of this.

Owls have binocular vision, their large eyes are fixed in their sockets. This means they have to turn their entire head to change views. They can rotate their heads and necks as much as 270 degrees in either direction. They are also very silent because of this.

Owls are found all over the Earth except for Antarctica, most of Greenland and some remote islands. Though most are nocturnal, one of the few that isn’t is the Northern Hawk Owl. These owls are non-migratory. It is said that The Northern Hawk Owl resembles a hawk in appearance and in behavior. It has been compared to a Cooper’s Hawk when seen in flight. For more information on Cooper’s Hawk click HERE

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It is believed that there are 220-225 known species of owls! Most are nocturnal with a few exceptions. Owls usually feed on rodents and smaller animals. Though there are a few who hunt for fish. With so many different species where do we begin?

It is believed that there are 220-225 known species of owls! Most are nocturnal with a few exceptions. Owls usually feed on rodents and smaller animals. Though there are a few who hunt for fish. With so many different species where do we begin?