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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 9 years ago

Wow! Stunning!

Morningdew 9 years ago

What a gorgeous creature! Thanks for capturing!

misako 9 years ago


jeffpuster 9 years ago

That's an intense stare. Very cool

Awesome !

RiekoS 9 years ago

Beautiful eyes.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Beautiful owl....

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

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


Nature lover
Nature lover 9 years ago

So cute!!

Wendy Sherratt Hogan
Wendy Sherratt Hogan 10 years ago

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 10 years ago


Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 10 years ago

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

Azura Firdaus W
Azura Firdaus W 10 years ago

wow cute owl

Wendy Sherratt Hogan
Wendy Sherratt Hogan 10 years ago

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

Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 10 years ago

Cute owl...:-)

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Wonderful pictures!

Austin Jacobs
Austin Jacobs 10 years ago

Great shots.

Temiskaming Shores, Ontario, Canada

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

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