Barred Owl – 5/8/16

Observer: Nancy Mollitor

Observation Date: 5/8/16

Observation Time: morning

Observation Location: Moose Hill Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary

Common Name: Barred Owl (juvenile)

Scientific Name: Strix varia

Comments: A common owl in Sharon, the barred owl’s vocalization sounds like, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?”

Barred Owls don’t migrate, and they don’t even move around very much. Of 158 birds that were banded and then found later, none had moved farther than 6 miles away.

More Information: All About Birds