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Graphics from: & & Wikipedia Commons Owls: Look and Sound Differently There are many kinds of owls! OWLS Photos from Wikipedia Commons, and linked to their sources.
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How big is it? The Saw-whet Owl is about seven inches tall. Where do they live? The Saw-whet Owl nests near bogs or swamps, mostly in coniferous or mixed hardwood forests. What do Saw-whet Owls eat? Saw-whet Owls feed primarily on small rodents, insects, and amphibians. Click this link to listen to a Saw-Whet---press the sound icons. Do you think it sounds like a truck backing-up? Saw-whet Owl Free Northern Saw-whet Owl Nest Box Plans
Barred Owl How much does the Barred Owl weigh? About one or two pounds. What is unusual about this owl? It has brown eyes, not yellow. Where does it live? It likes to live in the woods.
Great Gray Owl How do Great Gray Owls hunt? They wait, watch and listen. Then they swoop down on prey. What are interesting facts to know about the Great Gray Owl? 1. They do not build nests, and use nests of other raptors. 2. Also, they are the world's longest owl.
Just for fun page from the Raptor Center at the U of MN has a paper bag owl project, and an Eagle finger puppet. (scroll down) Eastern Screech Owl What helps Screech Owls hunt? They have excellent hearing which helps them locate prey. Why are they named Screech Owls? They are named for their screeching calls. How tall are they? They are about 8 inches tall.
Northern Hawk Owl Wh y are they named for hawks? They have falcon like wing and tail shapes. What is special about this owl? They have such good hearing they can capture mice under the snow. Are they afraid of humans? No, but they will attack humans.
Snowy Owl What is special about the Snowy Owl? The alarm call can sound like barking. Where do they live? In open areas such as prairies and even near airports. How do they eat? They swallow their prey whole.
Long-eared Owl Where do they live? In stick nests of crows, magpies, ravens, hawks, or herons. What is an interesting fact about this owl? Their toes are covered with feathers. How do the ear tufts help them? The ear tufts help this owl look bigger.
Spotted Owl Where do they live? The Spotted Owl lives in abandoned raptor or squirrel nests. What is an interesting spotted owl fact? Juvenile Spotted Owls have a survival rate of only 11%. How long do they live? Some live to be 16 or 17 years old.
Great Horned Owl Baby Great Horned Owls When do the young owls begin to fly? Young Great Horned Owls fly when they are about 7 weeks old. Do they really have horns? No, their "horns" are not ears or horns. They are only made of feathers. What is interesting to know about this owl? Instead of turning their eyes, they turn their heads.
Burrowing Owl Where do they live? Burrowing Owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, and even deserts. What are some things they eat? They eat beetles and grasshoppers, and other things. What is special about them? Burrowing Owls of all ages have longer legs than other owls.
Boreal Owl How big are they? Boreal Owls Boreal Owls are similar to Saw-whet Owls, but they are bigger. Where do they live? This owl will live in a nesting box that people hang up. Photo of owl house being put up by C. Wilhelm What color are the babies? They are chocolate brown.
Owl Pages--for the teacher A magnificent site from Australia. (this is the site with the owl sounds) Owling.com--for the teacher This is the largest US website dedicated totally to owls. Interactive Owl Site with games for children and more. Teacher resource. Links
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