Great Horned Owl

(Bubo virginianus)

Status: Year-round Resident. Last recorded on site in 2021
Breeding Status:-
1987-1991: Confirmed1992-1996: Confirmed
1997-2001: Confirmed2002-2006: Confirmed
2007-2011: Confirmed2012-2016: Confirmed
2017-2021: Confirmed

The Patuxent web-site provides more general information about this species.
At this time of year, this species is expected to be present on site.

Occurs as a year-round resident and early spring breeder. Up to six territories have been located on site in a single year. It is interesting to note that Owls and Red-tailed Hawks have been recorded successfully rearing young in nests situated very close (80 meters) to each other.

Photographer: Dave Spleha.