Length: 14 - 20"
Habitat: Open or semi-open country such as farmland, meadows, marshland, and residential areas. Prefers habitat at low elevations. Requires trees with natural cavities or man-made structures (such as barns) for nesting.
Diet: Mainly rodents, including voles, mice, and rats. Some birds, large insects, frogs, lizards, and snakes.
© J. Vallee
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Sightings Map from eBird
Year-round sightings of the Barn Owl over last 10 years
The Barn Owl's winter range is very similar to its breeding range since, like most owls, it tends to stay on its territory throughout the year.
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS