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Northern Saw-whet Owl

Aegolius acadicus


Very small, short-bodied, Owl with a relatively short tail. Brown and white. Weighing in about 94-107 grams. Over-sized head, huge eyes, large wing span for such a small owl.


Currently migrating South - stop-over at Hillairdton Marsh


Captured during Owl banding project

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Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Wow! Stunning!

Morningdew 8 years ago

What a gorgeous creature! Thanks for capturing!

misako 8 years ago


jeffpuster 8 years ago

That's an intense stare. Very cool

Awesome !

RiekoS 8 years ago

Beautiful eyes.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful owl....

ChristyHolland 8 years ago

My favorite owl!! I'd love you to add this to the mission Raptors of North America:


Nature lover
Nature lover 8 years ago

So cute!!

Not a pet. But wanted to bring him home he was so cute. We were at an owl banding - there were five in the group we banded. Another 7 were being prepped for banding. This photo is after the banding when he was released.

pedroloco 9 years ago


Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 9 years ago

Wow is that like your pet owl!??!?!?!?!?

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 9 years ago

wow cute owl

Thanks, had an amazing experience during the banding of these tiny lil guys.

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 9 years ago

Cute owl...:-)

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Wonderful pictures!

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 9 years ago

Great shots.

Temiskaming Shores, Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Sep 21, 2012
Submitted on Sep 22, 2012

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