Barred Owl

Barred owls mate for life and stay in a small territory year-round. They nest in tree cavities, but will also use human-made nest boxes.

If a young barred owl falls out of the nest it can use its talons and beak to climb back up the tree.

North America

At A Glance


Mixed forests near water


Rodents, frogs, lizards, large insects


Eastern U.S./Canada, Pacific Northwest