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Barred OwlsWe're delighted that Barrel Owls (Strix varia) have occupied our non-poisoned yard for a number of years. We mostly hear them at twilight or dawn, but during mating season they are more active in the day.
They are opportunistic predators catching anything from small mammals to insects: including snakes, lizards, bats, birds, and even fish.
Their range is forested habitats across eastern North America and is now expanding into the Pacific northwest.