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Short-eared Owl
(Asio flammeus)

    
        
Short-eared Owl
    Photo © David Blevins
Short-eared Owl Information
                                                
Length:
 13 - 17"

Habitat:
 In the Northeast, freshwater and saltwater marshes, open fields, wet meadows, farmland, clear-cuts, dunes.

Diet:
 Mainly small mammals such as voles, lemmings, and mice. Also rabbits, small birds, large insects, and occasionally bats.
 
Identification tips for the Short-eared Owl
 
Songs and calls of the Short-eared Owl
 
 Browse photos of the Short-eared Owl
 
Range Maps:
(Click map to enlarge.)
 
Short-eared Owl Breeding Map Short-eared Owl Winter Map      USGS
     
Breeding Map          Winter Map (CBC)     
 

Additional photos and information:

Owling.com
Range map, description, young, habitat, food and feeding, breeding, movements, and life span of this owl.

Mike Danzenbaker's Bird Photography
Photo of Short-eared Owl

 
     
   

 

 


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