Habitat: Breeding habitat: A wide variety of woodlands including coniferous, mixed coniferous/deciduous, and deciduous. Prefers coniferous forests. Also, tamarack bogs and cedar groves.
Winter habitat: Similar to breeding habitat but may also include rural towns and suburban areas.
Diet: Mainly small mammals, especially deer mice but also other mice, voles, lemmings, shrews, juvenile squirrels, juvenile chipmunks, and occasionally small birds. Also consumes insects such as grasshoppers and beetles.
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Range Map from eBird
Year-round Sightings of the Northern Saw-whet Owl over last 10 years
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS