Owls

Eastern Screech Owl in tree cavity © Rod Delano
Eastern Screech Owl © Rod Delano

Although owls are among the best-known birds in folklore and literature, they remain something of a mystery to most people. But that's not surprising, since they are mainly nocturnal (active at night) and hide during the day. Learn more about owls >

There are eight owl species that you may spot in Massachusetts. They’re found in all sorts of habitats, including dense forests, wood lots, swamps, marshes, grasslands, and even residential neighborhoods. Meet each species & listen to their calls >

Learn more about Northern Saw-whet Owls and the history of saw-whet banding. You can also register for one of several fall banding programs at Drumlin Farm, Moose Hill, and Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Learn more >

Follow a live camera feed to see resident Barn Owls at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary on Martha's Vineyard nest, eat, mate, lay eggs, and grow up in real-time. Watch the Barn Owls >

Upcoming Owl Programs

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Plymouth - December 7, 2019 (Saturday) 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary, Plymouth - December 13, 2019 (Friday) 9:00am - 11:00am
Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, Norfolk - December 14, 2019 (Saturday) 4:00pm - 6:00pm
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