Owls That Live in North America

Learn about the type of owls that live near you!

Eastern Screech Owls

https://goo.gl/images/ZMpL7R The owls only weigh about 7 ounces. Their eggs are not going to hatch until after 26 to 28 days of incubating until they are laid. They are in batches in five to four eggs per time laid. They are nocturnal and their habitat is woody areas.
Owl perched on a branch.

Elf Owls

Each owl only weighs up to 1.4 ounces.They migrate south into mexico for the winter because their prey is harder for them to find in the cold winter.The Elf Owl have become scarce. https://goo.gl/images/Laouwv
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Elf owls sitting on a branch.

Owl captions

1. The owl is scouting out the area for food.

2. Screech owl is resting during the day

3. Elf owl is listening for prey

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Similarities and Differences

Similarities are they both eat small reptiles and insects. Also, they both live all over North America. Differences are one lives in cacti and the other builds their nests. Another migrate and the other one doesn't.


1. Migrate To move during the change of seasons

2. Prey Something that is eaten by other animals

3. Scarce Something that is rare to find

4. Nocturnal something that is only active at night

5. Habitat is where something lives

6. Incubating is where they heat their eggs on the nest