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A Hoot

I was sitting in my favorite tree stand Sunday afternoon when a barred owl hooted in a tree about 100 yards behind me. More

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With prominent ear tufts and a height of approximately 22 inches, the great horned owl is easy to identify. More

Barn Owl

Image of barn owl face.
Tyto alba
Barn owls have lived alongside humans for ages! Their bones have been found at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, where human bones were discovered. Missouri’s barn owls continue the tradition today. Most nests are in grain elevators, old barns and similar places. More

Barn Owl Best Management Practices

Manage your Missouri land to help this endangered species. More

Barred Owl

Image of barred owl.
Strix varia
This common “hoot” owl is easily identified both visually and by sound. Learn to recognize its call, and on moonlit nights in their habitat, you may find yourself hearing it quite often! More

Build a Barn Owl Nest Box

Learn how to build a barn owl nest box. More

Eastern Screech Owl

photo of Eastern screech owl
Audio of an eastern screech owl. More

Eastern Screech Owl (Gray Phase)

Video of an eastern screech owl (gray phase). More

Eastern Screech-Owl

Image of eastern screech-owl, gray phase
Otus asio
This owl—which really doesn’t “screech”—can be gray, brown or red, but in Missouri you can verify your identification by noting its small size, yellow eyes and prominent ear tufts. More

Eastern Screech-Owl (Red Phase)

Video of an eastern screech-owl (red phase). More