Barn Owl

Tyto alba

Trail Tidbits

 Barn owls are common and have adapted to man-made structures such as barns, church steeples, silos, and old mine shafts for shelter.

 In the wild, they will nest in hollow trees, caves and burrows.

 This nocturnal owl catches mostly rodents by relying more on their sense of hearing rather than sight.

 Some people call them flying mouse traps.

 They are unusual looking with short head feathers and a white, heart-shaped face.

Photo courtesy of  Jerome Reyes     Hike back to the Animal Trail