Barred Owl

Barred Owl

A Reference for North and Central American Owls

The Barred Owl’s range is expanding west, now all the way to the north-west coast of North America, where it is slowly displacing its slightly smaller resident cousin, the Spotted Owl. Here you will find photos, recordings and a brief field notes section to help identify and enjoy this beautiful owl. A more in depth write up and range map can be found in its natural history page (Owl Biologies tab at the top of the page). A brief comparison of the Spotted and Barred Owls is given in the field notes tab below to help separate the two similar owls in the field.

To jump immediately to any of these sections use the Page Tabs below.