Few other birds are as expressive as owls. But don't let their cuteness fool you, they are highly specialized predators and ferocious hunters. We are lucky to have several species in BC.
The Saw Whet
Roughly 6" tall, these little guys can often be found napping in low hanging branches
They are just so cute!
The Barred Owl
They wait patiently, hiding in plain sight
And they don't mind sharing their freshly caught rat dinner with you.
The Barn Owl
Can eat up to 1300 rats per year, and are in decline due to lack of habitat and posioning
The Great Horned
Their eyes are amongst the largest and powerfully acute in the animal kingdom
They have amazing camouflage, and are known for giving you the stink eye when you wake them up.
The Northern Pygmy
This owl is one tiny ball of bad-assery! At only 5" tall they pack a ferocious appetite for song birds
Often seen hunting in the day, they sit and then ambush their prey.
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