Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl – Athene cunicularia

A Reference for North and Central American Owls

The Burrowing Owl is the only owl in North and Central America that lives in a hole in the ground. It can often be found sitting at the entrance of its burrow in the daytime although it is mainly crepuscular or nocturnal. Here you will find photos, recordings, video and a brief field notes discussion 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.

A more in depth write up and range map can be found in its natural history page

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