Northern Saw-whet Owl
A Reference for North and Central American Owls
The Northern Saw-whet Owl is said to be quite tame and approachable in the daytime (this is certainly not true at night). If found in the daylight it may be perched as low as 5 feet off the ground. Despite being one of the the most common owls in North America in general it is very secretive in its nature and can be exceptionally difficult to see. Northern Saw-whet Owl is a small owl but full of attitude. Here you will find photos, recordings and a brief field notes section to help identify and enjoy this beautiful little owl.
A more in depth write up can be found in its natural history page.