Length: 13 - 16"
Habitat: Coniferous or mixed woodlands, wooded swamps, wooded edges of streams, orchards, parks. Prefers habitat near open country for hunting. Requires dense stands of trees (usually coniferous) for nesting and roosting.
Diet: Mainly voles and mice. Also, other small mammals, small birds, lizards, small snakes, and some insects.
© Photo David Blevins
(Credit: U. S. Geological Survey)
Range Maps from Cornell
Long-eared Owl breeding, nonbreeding and year-round range
Includes separate map of sightings.
Christmas Bird Count Map
Historical CBC Map from USGS