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Burrowing Owls

Photo credit: Barry Mansell


The Owls of Florida
Athene cunicularia floridana


In the Seminole language, Owl is: o - pa


Some of the following information is from SECO.


Florida has five Owls:

Great Horned, Barn, Burrowing, Screech and Barred.


These magnificent birds of prey have a diet that helps keep

the rodent population under control in Florida as

they eat mice, rats, skunks, snakes and of course

the very tasty Palmetto bug.


A shocking statistic, one barn owl can eat over a 1,000 mice in a year!


Owls are able to capture so many night creatures because

of a special feather construction, which quiets their flight

and enables them to sneak up on even their fastest prey.

Their big eyes, great hearing and the ability to rotate their heads

nearly full circle, gives them even more advantage and

make these birds one of the best hunters in the world.


Owls are not only beautiful to look at, but they also help keep our

environment from becoming overrun with harmful insects.

Now we need to assure their future as our thanks for this service,

by preventing their natural habitats from being stolen

by developers with only concrete and dollars on their minds.



The Florida Burrowing Owl Project

The Florida Burrowing Owl

Florida's Burrowing Owl

Burrowing Owl



Barn Owls

Some Owl Facts

Owls, a Master Listing

A letter about Florida Owls





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