Great Horned Owl in Wintera

Great horned owl flying in winter
Great horned owl. Photo by Richard Lee on Unsplash

Appearance: The Great horned owl is a large bird about 22″ long. They have a large barrel-shaped body with tufts of feathers that stick up and appear as though they’re ears (but they’re not). They’re mostly brown with dark bars and specks throughout and a subtle white stripe across the throat. Large yellow eyes with a short bill.

Winter diet: Mammals and large birds.

Winter feeder food: They don’t visit feeders.

Winter habitat: Great horned owls spend all four seasons in their year-round range which includes all of Canada, the US, and Mexico. Some are even in South America. They prefer wooded areas.

Range Map

Great horned owl range map.
Great horned owl range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.