Scientific Name: Strix varia

Range: Eastern North America

Habitat: Heavily wooded areas

Diet:  Carnivores, small mammals

Life Span: The oldest Barred Owl on record was 24 years old.

Description: Large birds with rounded head and tails. Their eyes are large and nearly black. They have striped patterns on

 Family Life: Mating pairs will often times use nest boxes to raise their young. Adult owls don’t migrate, in fact they hardly travel from where they live. They usually stay within a 10 mile radius of their home.

Status in the Wild: Low Concern