The Barred Owl and The Snowy Owl

By: Ava Brubaker and Mariana Hernandez

Snowy Owl-DIFFERENCES


  • - weighs 56-70.4 ounces
  • - 21-30 inches long
  • - eats large animals like foxes
  • - migrates to Central United States

Barred Owl-DIFFERENCES


  • weighs 14-23 ounces
  • 16-24 inches long
  • eats animals as large as squirrels
  • Migrates to North America

Snowy owl and Barred Owls-SIMILARITIES



  • They are both predators.
  • They both have facial disks.
  • They live in nests.
  • They both have sharp talons.

The Snowy Owl

The Snowy Owl is an gray spotted white owl in North America. While in the cold tundra of northern Canada the owl keeps its body warm, because it is 21-30 inches long. Plus, the owl will then migrate to North America if the food gets scarce. It hunts either during the night or during the day. they will eat mostly lemmings, but they can kill an animal as large as a fox. The snowy Owl will lay five to fourteen eggs!

Here is a link for the photo below: http://web.gps.caltech.edu/~asimow/owls/owls.html

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Snowy Owl Invasion
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Graph Above

This is a graph that is telling you how many Snowy Owl Nests are in Boyle. By counting up by twos in the 1900's.

The Barred Owl

The Barred Owl is an brown owl and it lives in North America. Due to this owl living in wooded swamps and dense forests, the owl uses its 14-23 ounces, to keep warm. The Barred Owl hunts small rodents up to the size of squirrels and snakes. Also, it lays two to four eggs. Plus, just within twenty eight to thirty days, the owlets are already flying!

Here is a link to the photo below: http://www.audubon.org/news/no-barred-owls-are-not-trying-kill-you

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BARRED OWL AMAZING VOCALS!
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Graph Above

This is a graph that is showing the amount of Barred Owls being hit on the road per year. Plus, it is counting up by six's.

Glossary

Facial Disks- Is the concave collection of feathers on the face.

Lemmings- A small, short-tailed, thickset rodent related to the voles, found in the Arctic tundra.

Migrates- Move from one region or habitat to another, especially regularly according to the seasons.

Predators- An animal that naturally preys on others.

Rodents- A gnawing mammal of an order that includes rats and mice. (etc.)

Talons- A claw, especially one belonging to a bird of prey.