Barred Owls live in deep moist forests, wooded swamps and woodlands near waterways.
Not threatened, but listed as a sensitive species in Alberta
Barred owls will hunt for whatever they can find. Their main prey are meadow voles, shrews and deer mice but they will also hunt for other small mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, crayfish and large insects.
North America east of the Rockies and south to Texas and Florida. Also southern British Columbia.
Length: 43 - 61 cm (17 - 24 in) Weight, males: 630 g (22 oz) Weight, females: 800 g (28 oz) Wingspan: 102 - 127 cm (40 - 50 in)
Barred owls are medium sized. Covered with fluffy gray brown feathers they have horizontal mottled bars around the neck and vertical stripes on the chest and belly. They have big brown eyes, round heads and small, yellow beaks.
Their call is often transcribed as who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all.
Owls are sometimes shot by people or killed by vehicles. Owls are threatened with habitat loss due to logging.