Owls of New England


Order:  Strigiformes
Family:  Strigidae

Boreal Owl
Photo © Martinkubik | Dreamstime

Learn to recognize New England owls from photos, identification tips, and their sounds and calls.
Includes information about the size, diet, and habitat of these raptors.

Some of these owls, such as the Barred Owl, are fairly common in New England.
Others, like the Boreal Owl (above) are rare visitors.

Barred Owl

Photo credit (Barred Owl): Amy Leist/NPS