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Spotted Owl

Strix occidentalis

Habitat:

High elevation oak woodlands with nearby Arizona Sycamore filled drainages.

Notes:

While volunteering for the Arizona Bio Blitz with fellow member from Project Noah, Joshua G. Smith we were out owling for Whiskered Screech, Elf, Western Screech, Great Horned, and Spotted Owls when I looked above the road to see the outline of a stocky bird sitting on a tree. Before I even turned on my flashlight I knew what it was, a Spotted Owl!!! This was my first time seeing a Spotted Owl at night time, however, I have seen them a lot in the day and heard them at night.


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2 Comments

Caleb Strand
Caleb Strand 2 years ago

Spotties really are amazing! Heck, the whole week after that experience I was thinking of changing my favorite bird to the SPOW but I couldn't haha! We were blessed greatly on that trip!

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 2 years ago

How. Just how. It's so epic

Arizona, USA

Lat: 31.88, Long: -109.21

Spotted on Jul 29, 2016
Submitted on Aug 14, 2016

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