Great Grey Owl

Great Grey Owl

Genus: Strix nebulosa Nicknames: Great Gray Ghost, Phantom of the north, Cinerous Owl, Spectral Owl, Lapland Owl, Spruce Owl, Bearded Owl and Sooty Owl Length: 72cm for females, 69cm for males Wingspan: 142cm for females, 140cm for males Weight: 1,390g for females, 1,290g for males. Appearance: As one of the world’s largest owl species, the [...]

Nothern Pygmy Owl

Northern Pygmi Owl

Genus: Glaucidium californicum Nicknames: Pygmy Owl, Rocky Mountain Pygmy Owl, Vancouver Pygmy Owl, California Pygmy Owl, and Dwarf Owl. Length: Female: 18.5 cm,  Male: 16.5 cm Weight: Female: 73 g, Male: 62 g Average Wing Length: 38 cm Appearance: The Northern Pygmy Owl is one of the smallest owl species. Their bodies vary in colour [...]

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Genus: Strix varia Nicknames: Hoot Owl, Northern Barred Owl, Swamp Owl, Striped Owl, Eight Hooter, Bard Owl Length: 17-24 inches Weight: Average Male 617 g, Average Female 779 g Average Wing Length: 50-55-inch Appearance: The Barred Owl sports a gray-brown plumage with white horizontal lines across its chest and belly. Their white and brown facial [...]

Eagle Owl

Eagle Owl

Genus: Bubo bubo Nicknames: Indian Great Horned Owl, Bubi Length: 58-71cm Weight: Female 2280-4200g, Male 1620-3000g Average Wing Length: Female 47.8cm,  Male 44.8cm. Appearance: The Eagle Owl is one of the largest owl species, with a relatively  large beak and talons. It’s specialty feature are its large amber eyes; striking and haunting to predators and [...]

Northern Saw-Whet Owl

Northern Saw Whet Owl

  Genus: Aegolius acadicus Nicknames: Acadia Owl, Saw-Filer, Sparrow Owl and Queen Charlotte Owl. Size: The Northern Saw-Whet Owl stands tall at 7 to 8 and a half inches, weighs 2 and a half to 3 and a half ounces, and holds a wingspan of 19 inches. Appearance: This owl physically varies from the common [...]

Screech Owl

Screech Owl

  Genus: Megascops acio Nicknames: Feathered wildcat (for their aggressive hunting tactics) Size: The screech owl measures as one of the smallest owl species in the world. It stands at 7-10 inches tall, weighs 4 to 6 ounces and has a wingspan of 18 to 24 inches. Appearance: Similar to most owl species, female screech [...]

Barn Owl

Barn Owl

Genus Name: Tyto alba Nicknames: Monkey-face Owl, Ghost Owl, Church Owl Size: Females range between 34-40 cm long, 110cm wingspan and 570g. Males range between 32-38 cm long, 107 cm wingspan and 470g. Appearance: Barn Owls are best known for their trademark white heart-shaped face shape, with a ring of brown around the perimeter. It’s [...]

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl

Genus: Nyctea scandiaca  Nicknames: Arctic Owl, Great White Owl Size: This species can weigh anywhere between 3.5 and 6.5 lbs, hold a wing span of 4.2 to 4.8 feet and stand 20 to 28 cm tall. Appearance: It’s obviously how snowy owls got their name; these beautiful birds are a covered in white and brown [...]

Spotted Owl

Spotted Owl

Genus: Strix occidentalis Nicknames: Arizona Spotted Owl, Canyon Owl, Wood Owl. Size: This species can weigh anywhere between 21 to 23 ounces, hold a wing span of 40 – 50 inches and stand 16.5 – 19 inches tall. Appearance: The Spotted Owl is a dark woodland owl that’s often recognized for their round head and [...]

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

Genus: Bubo virginianus Nicknames: Hoot Owl, Cat Owl, Flying Tiger Size: They carry a wingspan of 3.3 to 4.8 feet and a body length of 18 to 25 inches. Their weight varies between 2 to 5.5 pounds. Appearance: Easily recognizable by it’s sharp, cat like, feather ears, the Great Horned Owl has been known to [...]