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Barred Owl
“Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?” Probably not this owl. I think they are into more of a raw food kind of thing.

Featured image credit: Barred Owl” by ShenandoahNPS is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.”

To hear songs, learn identification information, migratory patterns, and some fun facts, check out the Barred Owl page offered by one of my favorite resources: the Cornell Lab of Ornithology »

This is one that I heard for the first time about 8 years after living here. Again, it’s hard to spot owls so usually my identification is based on their calls. The clear “who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all…” call was unmistakable and super cool to hear off in the distance!

Interestingly the biggest predatory threat to this owl is the larger Great Horned Owl.

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