Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl

A Reference for North and Central American Owls

Tamaulipas Pygmy-Owl has the smallest range of any pygmy-owl in North or Central America. Inhabiting the cloud forests of the eastern Sierra Madre of north-eastern Mexico it actually has the smallest range of any mainland owl in the region. The species is sensitive to forest fragmentation and the eastern Sierra Madre has rampant deforestation. Worse yet in an area that birders, naturalists, and researchers are apprehensive to travel into because of the dangers of drug trafficking and violence, this species faces an unknown future.

Very little research is published on this owl. Here you can find photos, calls, and discussion about this endemic and unique species.

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