Length: 14 - 17"
Habitat: Coniferous or mixed forests, forest edges, forest clearings. Edges of burned-over areas, clear-cuts, and open bogs. Prefers habitat near open areas for hunting.
Diet: Small mammals such as mice, lemmings, voles, squirrels, and hares; birds up to the size of grouse; some insects.
Northern Hawk Owl
Photo © Robert Royse
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Range Map from eBird
Year-round sightings of the Northern Hawk Owl over last 10 years