Report Owl Sightings

Barred Owl nestling © Robert Baron
Barred Owl © Robert Baron

Have you seen or heard an owl in Massachusetts? We want to know about it! Report your discoveries by using our online sighting tool. The data collected through these reports provides valuable information about the owl populations in the state. And Snowy Owl sightings during the winter help with Mass Audubon's Snowy Owl research!

When reporting a sighting, please be sure to include:

  • Where you saw or heard it (you can pinpoint the exact location on our interactive Google map).
  • When you saw or heard it.
  • Whether it was involved in nesting activities—e.g., incubating, feeding young, etc.
  • Any other notes or details you’d like to share about the sighting.

Select Species to Report Sightings:

Not sure which owl you saw or heard? 

Visit our Nature & Wildlife section on owls to see images and hear the calls of the eight common species seen in Massachusetts.