Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus


Large gray, brown and white owl with long ear tufts. This owl has been in this same tree for nearly a week. This is North America's second largest owl.


Palm tree right on campus of a busy High School. This is one of the most widespread owls in North America.


Spotted by my teen nature enthusiasts :)

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Thank you long-island and Alice :)

alicelongmartin 8 years ago


long-island9 8 years ago

we have owls out on our island

long-island15 8 years ago

that is reall cool.
it looks like the ones we see

Definitely lucky! Thank you Elsa and J!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago


Elsa 8 years ago

Fabulous! I love owls. Lucky you to have him kicking around the same tree for so long :)

Thanks Argy!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Nice series Cindy.

ChristyHolland 8 years ago

LOL!! If the pics are in order of how you saw it, he's more than comfortable...especially with that leg tucked up!! Thanks for sharing!! ;-)

Hi Christy, thank you! I've added it to your awesome mission. This owl was on campus at a High School so you know it's not afraid of people. I had to dance around for it to even bother taking a glance at me for this series. They're so beautiful!

ChristyHolland 8 years ago

Love it!! Looks like he couldn't have a care in the world!! It's amazing how many of these are in the city parks...they're so adaptable!! Beautiful series, Cindy! I'd love you to add this to the mission Raptors of North America! We're close to 2000 spottings!!!

Thank you Telse!

Telse 8 years ago

Sweet! Very nice Cindy.

Poway, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 13, 2013
Submitted on Apr 14, 2013

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team