Northern Saw-Whet Owl

By: Collin H. Cox Colin Sauder

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1st half of Chapter 5 By:Colin Sauder

In the first half of chapter 5 Future Of Owls in the book N.A. by Settlar describes the future of owls explains the future and how long they live. The first thing is that the bigger the owl the longer it lives. Also the adult owls only enemy is us humans. Another thing is that most owls only move if food is not plentiful were they are at. Last is that lots of owls died from eating animals that have eaten plants with DDT on it which is a powerful insect killer. that is the first half of chapter 5 Future for owls in The Book of North American owls.
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These 3 things are all from the info on the wiki link so YEEEAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!!! :)

In Popular Culture

The Northern Saw-Whet Owl was mentioned in the Grateful dead song Unbroken Chain on their album Grateful Dead From Mars Hotel. Martin from the Guardians of Ga'Hoole" novel series is a northern saw-whet owl. After an online "Critter Vote", the northern saw whet owl became the new star of Telus' Mobility Campaign in 2011.


The Northern Saw Whet Owl makes a repeated tooting whistle sound. Some say they sound like a saw being sharpened on a whetstone. They usually make these sounds to find a mate, so they can be heard more often April through June when they are looking for mates. Despite being more common in Spring they do vocalize year round.


Northern Saw whet Owls lay about 5-6 white eggs. The eggs hatch in trees that have been carved by wood peckers. Father hunts for the food while the mother watches and lays on the eggs. A mother Saw whet owl can have more than 1 clutch of eggs each breeding season with different males. The father competes with Boreal owls Starlings and Squirrels for nest cavities and their nets may be eaten or destroyed by those predators as well as creatures such as Martens and Corvids.
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This map shows where saw-whet owls migrate to

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