Barred Owl

Oaxaca Screech Owl

A Reference for North and Central American Owls

Oaxaca Screech-Owl is a newly defined species of screech-owl found on the Pacific coast of southern Oaxaca, Mexico. Once considered a race of the Pacific Screech-Owl its vocalizations are unique and significantly different from any other screech-owl. Very little research has been done and little is known about this small owl. It is resident in the dry coastal thorn forests of Oaxaca Mexico. In the proper habitat, in localized areas, this species can be fairly abundant.  It is extremely secretive though and catching a glimpse of this species can be difficult.

Below you can find photos, sounds, description, and what little information is available on this exciting new species of owl in coastal Oaxaca Mexico.

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