Eastern screech owl © 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. It is not surprising, since they are mainly nocturnal (active at night) and hide by day. Plus, with 14 different bones in their neck, owls can turn their heads nearly three-quarters of the way around. Learn More

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. Learn More about the different species and listen to their calls

Upcoming Owl Programs

Habitat Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary - March 20, 2018, 10:00am - 11:00am
Blue Hills Trailside Museum - March 22, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - March 25, 2018, 8:00am - 12:00pm
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