O is for Owls {Blogging Through the Alphabet}

Welcome back to our Blogging Through the Alphabet journey through birding. Our adventure today takes us searching for owls. We absolutely adore owls around here. A few years ago, SJ wanted to learn all he could about owls, so we purchased several books about them.
Great Horned Owl chick
There are several species of owls in North America:
Barn Owl
Barred Owl
Boreal Owl
Burrowing Owl
Eastern Screech Owl
Flammulated Owl
Great Gray Owl
Great Horned Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Short-eared Owl
Snowy Owl
Spotted Owl
Western Screech Owl

In fact, there are 216 species of owls worldwide; of these 216 species, 18 belong to the Barn Owl family (Tytonidae) and 198 belong to the typical owl family (Strigidae).
The Owl Pages
Bird Life International
World of Owls
The Spruce: Owl species list
The Aviary at Owls.com

Although owls are typically solitary, what is the literary collective noun for a group of owls? (You can find the answer on one of the resource pages I listed above)
This is an injured owl we saw at the Elli Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park a few years ago. Can you tell me what kind it is?

The White Memorial Conservation Center, of Litchfield, CT, has a playlist of several other videos about owls (and other birds), called Bird Brains!

I did a Google search for Owl lapbooks, etc.

We have a few resources about owls, not to mention a few owls in SJ's collection.

 Owls in the Family was an especially fun book to read.
One of our favorite books is Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen. Five in a Row uses it for one of their units. One year we dissected owl pellets when we "Rowed" Owl Moon.
Yes, you can see we have a bit of owl paraphernalia around here.

I have quite an extensive collection of owl kitchen towels and pot holders, don't I?! I didn't realize just how much, until I spread them out for this photo. <sheepish grin>
Oh, yes, I even have a purse covered in owls, that Jen got for me a few months ago.

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  1. I love owls! When I worked at the zoo, I got to handle a Barred Owl, Great Horned Owl, Screech Owl, and two Burrowing Owls. One of my greatest joys was learning how to handle them for education classes.

    1. Working at a zoo, and handling birds of any kind, sounds like my kind of job! My daughter has seriously considered that type of job, except she prefers big cats.


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