Types Of Owls In Nc

Types Of Owls In Nc

1. Owls In North Carolina: Can You Find All 9 Species

Planning a trip to the Tar Heel State? Make time to see the Biltmore House, the largest privately-owned residence in the United States. Or set your sights on Cape Hatteras Light, America’s tallest lighthouse. There’s plenty to see in North Carolina!

But between tourist attractions, make sure to look to the skies; there are 469 species of birds in North Carolina, and included in this list are the nine species of owls we’re highlighting below.

Owls In North Carolina:

Barn Owl

Eastern Screech-Owl

Great Horned Owl

Snowy Owl

Barred Owl

Long-Eared Owl

Short-Eared Owl

Northern Saw-Whet Owl

Burrowing Owl

In addition to these stunning owls, North Carolina is home to a wide variety of birds; it’s no wonder this state is a hotspot for avid birdwatchers!

Learn more about these owls in our article below!

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2. One of the Most Fascinating and Deadliest Owls in North America | The Great horned Owl

Native to North America this widely distributed and common owl is a familiar sight for many. The Great Horned Owl may be seen making its home in cities, in a forest, or even in your backyard.

🔴5 Fascinating Owls of North America video▶️ youtu.be/VdECvrMQkyk

Timestamps and common questions:
00:00 What does a Great Horned Owl look like?
00:46 Male and female differences
01:03 Do Great-horned Owls migrate?
01:28 Where to find a Great-horned Owl
02:00 What does a Great-horned Owl like to eat?
03:04 What sounds does a Great-horned Owl make?
04:17 Great Horned Owl nesting habits
05:59 Great-horned Owl population and conservation
07:37 My thoughts on the Great-horned Owl
Where do Great-horned Owls live?

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Bill Snapping
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Begging call/sharp screams
Sunny Tseng, XC503347. Accessible at xeno-canto.org/503347.

Strange noise from female #1 and #2
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Strange Honk noise #3
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3. OWL Sounds | Different Types of Owls and Their Sounds

What sound does an owl make? Let's listen to sounds of different kinds of owls and learn their names. Subscribe to Kiddopedia channel for more animal and bird videos → kiddopedia.page.link/sub

In this Kiddopedia Birds video, you will listen to different owl sounds. The purpose of this video is to teach you the most common types of owls and the sounds they make. Owls make a variety of loud, continuous sounds, including hoots, barks, whistles, coos, and cries. People most closely associate the birds with their hooting, which is deep and soft and used to claim territory and call for mates. Their other noises are typically more high pitched and sound like singing or cooing.

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Owls are birds in the order Strigiformes. There are 200 species, and they are all animals of prey. Most of them are solitary and nocturnal; in fact, they are the only large group of birds which hunt at night. Owls are specialists night-time hunters. They feed on small mammals such as rodents, insects, and other birds, and a few species like to eat fish as well.

List of species of owls in this video:
Barn Owl - Tyto Alba
Snowy Owl - Bubo Scandiacus
Burrowing Owl - Athene Cunicularia
Great Horned Owl - Bubo Virginianus
Little Owl - Athene noctua
Elf Owl - Micrathene Whitneyi
Northern Hawk Owl - Surnia Ulula
Eurasian Eagle Owl - Bubo Bubo
Great Grey Owl - Strix Nebulosa
Long-Eared Owl - Asio otus
Barred Owl - Strix Varia
Northern Saw-Whet Owl - Aegolius Acadicus
Short-eared Owl - Asio Flammeus
Spectacled Owl - Pulsatrix Perspicillata
Western Screech Owl - Megascops Kennicottii
Eastern Screech Owl - Megascops Asio
Eurasian Pygmy Owl - Glaucidium Passerinum
Boreal Owl - Aegolius funereus
Speckled Owl - Pulsatrix perspicillata
Oriental Bay Owl - Phodilus badius
Tawny Owl - Strix aluco
Striped Owl - Asio clamator
Tawny Fish-Owl - Ketupa flavipes
Spotted Wood-Owl - Strix seloputo
Eurasian Scops Owl - Otus scops
Tengmalm’s Owl - Aegolius funereus
Ural Owl - Strix uralensis

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4. The Best Owl Sounds🦉- Different Types of North American Owls and Their Sounds🎶

The Best Owl Sounds - Different Types of North American Owls and Their Sounds. In this video you will be able to hear different sounds of owls from North America. In this video I want to show you the most common types of owls in North America and the sounds they make. Owls can make a variety of loud, continuous sounds, including sounds that resemble hooting, barking, hissing, cooing and crying.

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Type of owls sounds from the video:
00:00 | Intro
00:07 | Great horned Owl
00:44 | Barred Owl
01:38 | Snowy Owl
02:04 | Eastern Screech Owl
03:08 | Short Eared Owl
04:04 | Burrowing Owl
05:10 | Western Screech Owl
06:24 | Northern Pygmy Owl
08:08 | Barn Owl
09:11 | Long Eared Owl
10:11 | Elf Owl
10:56 | Boreal Owl
11:45 | Flammulated Owl
12:34 | Northern Hawk Owl
13:23 | Spotted Owl
14:26 | Great Gray Owl
15:29 | Final

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5. Barred Owl calling.

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6. Barred Owl Call at North Carolina Refuge

Barred Owl Call Vocalization - North Carolina
"Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?"
The female is in the background calling.....He is returning her call.
Usually I get a kick out making up what they are saying...
Her: "Honey? Where's my food?"
Him: "Hold your feathers, I'm working on it"

Behavior is one of the most attractive things I witness in the wild. During the Barred Owl mating season Incubation is mostly/usually entirely done by the female barred owl. Incubation usually runs for 28-33days. During that time the male is usually responsible for bringing his mate food while she sits on her eggs. She will rarely leave the nest during incubation. The little ones first flight is usually around 6 weeks and the male will hunt/bring food for his mate and offspring during that time. The female is usually the one to tear apart the food and give it to her young ones. SO if you are POSITIVE it is mating season and notice shortly after mating only one owls presence it's typically the male. Their sex is hard to distinguish unless you witness mating or see them both together. The female is usually larger than the male. I've been watching these owls for a few years. I'm pretty good at telling them apart. But that comes from hours/years of observation during their mating and photography helping me distinguish who's who.

7. Flying the SECOND LARGEST Owl in the World!!!

This is a Eurasian eagle owl! The second largest owl in the world! This individual is obviously not the largest but the species! Another thing we only feed frozen thawed animals to our ambassadors! No animals were harmed in this video! Hopefully this clears up a lot of comments from the first video. Hope you guys enjoy it

8. Owls of North America and their Calls

Owls are one of the most iconic and recognisable group of birds, with a firm grounding in culture and mythology worldwide. Discover which species can be found in North America and the unique sounds they make.


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• Barred Owl: Andy Martin- xeno-canto.org/389995

• Boreal Owl: Elias A. Ryberg- xeno-canto.org/168502
• Burrowing Owl: Jonas Nilsson- xeno-canto.org/275753

• Eastern Screech Owl: Todd Wilson- xeno-canto.org/153434

• Eastern Screech Owl: Paul Marvin- xeno-canto.org/278588

• Elf Owl: Scott Olmstead- xeno-canto.org/363557
• Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl: Dan Lane- xeno-canto.org/368470
• Flammulated Owl: Phoenix Birder- xeno-canto.org/178673

• Great Grey Owl: Tero Linjama- xeno-canto.org/343167

• xeno-canto.org/343168
• Long-eared Owl: Rob van Bemmelen- xeno-canto.org/305965
• Long-eared Owl: Micah Riegner- xeno-canto.org/233963
• xeno-canto.org/233963
• Mountain Pygmy Owl: Lance A. M. Benner- xeno-canto.org/202603
• Mountain Pygmy Owl: Paul Marvin- xeno-canto.org/147392

• Northern Hawk Owl: Karl-Birger Strann- xeno-canto.org/401784

• Northern Saw whet Owl: Micah Riegner- xeno-canto.org/236357

• Short-eared Owl: Bruce Lagerquist- xeno-canto.org/344157
• Short-eared Owl: xeno-canto.org/233305

• Snowy Owl: Tero Linjama- xeno-canto.org/343144
• xeno-canto.org/343145

• Snowy Owl: Patrik Åberg- xeno-canto.org/277681
• Spotted Owl – Andrew Spencer
• Whiskered Screech Owl: Richard E. Webster- xeno-canto.org/322589
• Barn Owl: Paul Marvin- xeno-canto.org/413554

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• Great Horned Owl: Andy Martin- xeno-canto.org/386841
• Barred Owl: Andrew Spencer- xeno-canto.org/48644
• Great Horned Owl: Tayler Brooks- xeno-canto.org/38000
• Great Horned Owl: Andy Martin- xeno-canto.org/386841
• Northern Hawk Owl: Terje Kolaas- xeno-canto.org/263932
• Northern Pygmy Owl: Andrew Spencer- xeno-canto.org/104673
• Western Screech Owl: Tayler Brooks- xeno-canto.org/61474


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• Boreal Owl: Tim Rains - flickr.com/photos/denalinps/
• Whiskered Screech Owl: Bettina Arrigoni - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whiskered_Screech-owl,_Portal_AZ_2018-01-09_13-52-30_(39574671902).jpg

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• Elf Owl: Dominic Sherony - flickr.com/photos/9765210@N03/17210856942
• Ferruginous Pygmy Owl: Dominic Sherony - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ferruginous_Pygmy-owl_2395568405.jpg
• Mountain Pygmy Owl: Dominic Sherony - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_pygmy_owl#/media/File:Mountain_Pygmy_Owl_Glaucidium_gnoma_Arizona.jpg

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• Flammulated Owl: Julio Mulero - flickr.com/photos/juliom/27711335711/
• Northern Pygmy Owl: Frank D. Lospalluto - flickr.com/photos/chloesview/5385957095/in/album-72157625094286381/
• Spotted Owl: Frank D. Lospalluto - flickr.com/photos/chloesview/41990099651/
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• Northern Hawk Owl: BramtK - observation.org/photos/4330246/
• Snowy Owl: Jongsun Lee - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Snowy_Owl_%28240866707%29.jpeg

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• Barred Owl: Mdf - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barred_owl#/media/File:Strix-varia-005.jpg
• Burrowing Owl: birdphotos.com - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burrowing_Owl_Florida.jpg
• Great Grey Owl: Olaf Oliviero Riemer - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bartkauz_-_Great_Grey_Owl_%28Strix_nebulosa%29_-_Weltvogelpark_Walsrode_2012-007.jpg

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• Northern Saw-whet Owl: Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Northern_Saw-whet_Owl_(31120500013).jpg
• Short-eared Owl: Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith - commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Short-eared_Owl_(Asio_flammeus)_(16169519346).jpg
• Western Screech-Owl: Dominic Sherony - flickr.com/photos/9765210@N03/17026365169

9. 5 Fascinating Owls of North America

It's always a treat when we get to see an owl. Some species stand out though or do things differently. Here are 5 Fascinating Owls

00:00 Intro
00:23 Burrowing Owl
01:25 Great Horned Owl
02:24 Great Grey Owl
03:16 Short-eared Owl
04:02 Snowy Owl

Unlike most owls, the Burrowing Owls, live in family groups and nest underground. Their stern serious look and practically turning their head upside down is too comical.

Great Horned Owls are very large and very widespread too, found throughout all of North America and even throughout South America. There isn’t a habitat these large birds can’t make a suitable home it seems. Among owls these guys have the most varied diet too, preying on tiny rodents, scorpions, and bats, to skunks, rabbits, rats, birds and anything in between.

The Great Grey is one of our tallest owl species. One of the most interesting things about this large bird is how they hunt. Their strikingly beautiful face has dish-shaped feathers surrounding it that work to funnel sound to its ears, this combined with their asymmetrical ear openings, left ear opening higher on the head than the right ear opening enables precise directional hearing and lets them grab hidden prey. It is so good that they can hunt just by sound alone.

The Short-eared Owls are very common in the United States. An odd thing about them is that while most owls do not build their own nests, these guys actually do. The female will scrape a bowl-shaped nest into the ground and line it with things such as grass and soft feathers. A fascinating thing is that if a female is forced to leave her nest, by a predator she will defecate on the eggs. The rancid smell is thought to repel predators or mask the scent of the eggs. That is a pretty good defense mechanism.

The Snowy owl. Breath-taking birds to see, their yellow glowing eyes and beautiful snow-white plumage work very well to blend them into their surrounding snowy environment. An interesting thing is that every 4 to 5 years, their favorite prey, voles, and lemmings drop significantly, making it hard for them to live in the arctic, so large numbers of snowies leave Moving southward by the hundreds and sometimes thousands. Making their winter home across Canada and in many states of the Lower 48. What a spectacular treat. Once or twice in a lifetime, a mega-irruption occurs.

Questions people may have:
What owls are found in North America?
What is the most common owl in North America?
What is the most unique owl?
What is the largest owl in America?
What is the largest owl in Canada?

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10. How to find owls

I got my start owling in 2020 when I was an Allegheny County park ranger. I led owl prowls and started to get out into the field when I was off the clock to look for owls. I became enthralled with them and it became a passion to learn more about their hidden lives. I hope it brings the same joy for you that it brings for me.

I have used info collected for the ranger "owl prowls" as well as my own research to help give you the confidence to start trying to find owls. Good luck!

Owl adaptations:
youtu.be/d_FEaFgJyfA (flight)
youtu.be/kpBCzzzX6zA (senses)

Recommended Apps:
- eBird
- Audubon Birds
- BirdNET

Other references:
youtu.be/XJI4hGM6LQ4 (great intro to birding)
youtu.be/AEBaByqigew (other good apps)

birds.cornell.edu/home/ (Cornell Lab of Ornithology website)


fauconeduc.biz/documents/pelletguide09_10.pdf (pellets PDF)


intechopen.com/books/owls/introductory-chapter-why-the-number-of-owl-species-in-the-world-continues-increasing- (owl population debate)

owlresearchinstitute.org/owls-1 (general owl knowledge)

wired.com/2014/06/squirrel-alarm-calls-are-surprisingly-complex/ (squirrel alarms)

youtube.com/watch?v=ESJaPmfbius (chipmunk alarms)

Call ethics:





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11. Owl in NC

Watching the owl in our yard. At about the 1 min mark a bird lands in the tree and tries to get the owl to leave. See what the owl thinks of that.

12. Barred Owl Hooting (HD)

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13. Great horned owl hooting

14. Great Horned Owl on the Hunt | Nat Geo Wild

A Great Horned Owl syncs its ears and eyes to unleash it’s silent assault on prey.
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15. The Distinctive Calls of Owls: A Sampler

Most owls are nocturnal, and they use their voices to establish territories and attract mates in the dark. Several species begin nesting during as early as midwinter, which is one reason why you can often hear them in fall and winter, when most other birds are quiet.

For more owl sounds, check out Voices of North American Owls, macaulaylibrary.org/guide/voices-of-north-american-owls available through our Macaulay Library. This comprehensive audio guide is highly sought after and no longer available on CD. The digital download includes nearly 200 audio recordings of North America's 19 regularly occurring owl species, plus two rarities. The accompanying 28-page booklet contains detailed text and color photographs about each of the owls featured in the audio download.

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Photos by Gerrit Vyn

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