Central America Map of Owls

Central American Owls

A Reference for Central American Owls


Owl Galleries

The main Owl photos below link to their page where all photos, video and recordings of the individual owls are found. Each owl has a complete page of photos and recordings with explanations, field notes to help identify the owls… Look for the new streaming video on these pages!

Click on the Owl Species thumbnail below to bring up each main owl page.

Balsas Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) seductus
Bare Shanked Screech-Owl

Bare-shanked Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) clarkii

Barred Owl

Strix varia

Bearded Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) barbarus

Black-and-white Owl

Ciccaba (Strix) nigrolineata
burrowing owl

Burrowing Owl

Athene cunicularia

Cape Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium hoskinsii

Central American Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium griseiceps
Choco Screech owl

Choco Screech-Owl

Megascops centralis
Colima Pygmy Owl

Colima Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium palmarum

Costa Rican Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium costaricanum

Crested Owl

Lophostrix cristata

Eastern Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) asio

Elf Owl

Micrathene whitneyi

Flammulated Owl

Otus flammeolus

Fulvous Owl

Strix fulvescens

Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Guatemalan Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium cobanense

Guatemalan Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) guatemalae
long eared owl

Long-eared Owl

Asio otus

Mexican Wood Owl

Ciccaba (Strix) virgata

Mountain Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium gnoma
Northern Saw Whet Owl

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius acadicus
Oaxaca Screech-Owl

Oaxaca Screech-Owl

Megascops lambi

Pacific Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) cooperi
Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl

Ridgway's Pygmy Owl

Glaucidium brasilianum
short eared owl

Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

Spectacled Owl

Pulsatrix perspicillata

Spotted Owl

Strix occidentalis

Striped Owl

Asio clamator
Stygian Owl

Stygian Owl

Asio stygius

Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl

Glaucidium sanchezi

Tropical Screech-Owl

Megascops choliba
Unspotted Saw-whet Owl

Unstpotted Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius ridgwayi

Vermiculated Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) vermiculatus

Western Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) kennicottii

Whiskered Screech-Owl

Megascops (Otus) trichopsis