Contact | Blog | Project Noah Facebook | Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Great Horned Owl

Bubo virginianus

Description:

Found throughout the US, the Great horned owl is a great small animal predator. They are nocturnal, they hunt at night.

Habitat:

Forests and praries. They can survive anywhere that there is a healthy population of small animals, and because they are nocturnal there is little competition from Hawks and Eagles.

Notes:

Every year we have a pair that nest near our yard. It is fun watching them teach their young to hunt and survive. It is a rarity to see them during the day, but we hear them at night outside our windows quite often.

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

Comments

ashleybird15
Spotted by
ashleybird15

Ham Lake, Minnesota, USA

Lat: 45.21, Long: -93.16

Spotted on May 26, 2010
Submitted on May 26, 2011

Spotted for Mission

Related Spottings

Duc Eurasian eagle owl Bufo-real Gufo reale

Nearby Spottings

Forest tent caterpillars Milkweed Spotting Horsefly