Length: 18 - 25"
Habitat: Forests, open country, large woodlots, agricultural areas, streamsides, swamps, large suburban parks. Prefers woodlands with nearby open areas for hunting.
Diet: Rabbits, hares, rodents (staples); other mammals such as opossums and skunks; ducks, grouse, pheasants, crows, songbirds; snakes, amphibians, insects
Great Horned Owlet
© T. Theodore
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Range in New England
The Great Horned Owl is found year round throughout New England, although in greater numbers in some areas of the region than others.
According to data from the North American Breeding Bird Atlas, there has been a strong decline in the population of this owl in the state of Vermont in recent years.
Year-round Range Map
Year-round sightings of the Great Horned Owl over last 10 years