* Threatened or Endangered
Great Horned Owl *
: Bubo virginianus
: North and South America
: Rats, squirrels, mice, moles, voles, marmots, skunks, rabbits, shrews, bats, weasels, birds and even porcupines
: Wingspan 40” to 60”
: These birds are common across their range. There are at least 13 subspecies of Great Horned Owls that vary in color and size depending upon area found.
• These birds are common across their range.
• There are at least 13 subspecies of great horned owls that vary in color and size depending on where they live. • Great horned owls nest earlier than most birds in North America.
• They choose a mate in December and breed in January and February.
• While great horned owls can and will build their own nests, they are quite willing to take over nests from other bird species, too.
• These owls do not migrate and are year-round residents in their habitat.
• Young great horned owls fly at about 7 weeks of age but may remain near their parents for almost a year.