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Birds of North America, Vagrant Visitors, Introduced Birds and Possibilities

Barn Owl

Effraie des clochers

Tyto alba

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Birds of North America

Life, Habitat & Pictures of the Barn Owl

B L W W W Family Latin Name
16" 40.64cm 42" 106.68cm 1.00 lb 454g Tytonidae Tyto alba

  • Summer
  • Year Around
  • Winter
Barn Owl

Distribution: The Barn Owl is from the family of the Old World owls. It is different from all the other owls seen in North America. At one time, when there were wooden barns all over the continent in the south, this bird of prey was a regular resident. Now most of these barn are gone, the metal barns are now the substitute. Seen almost entirely in the US states, except for rare sighting along the Canadian borders, from Massachusetts, across the western states to Washington, south to California, east to the Atlantic coast, all of Florida, north to New York. Found throughout the country of Mexico.

References to Other Bird Sites:

Avibase - the world bird database

ABA - American Birding Association

AOS - The American Ornitholgy Society

ABC - American Bird Conservancy

eBird - TheCornellLab of Ornithology

NA - National Geographic

NAC - National Audubon Society

Classic Collection of North American Birds