Early AM Birding

This morning I came in at 7:00 am and heard our barred owls (Strix varia) calling. We have 4 owls who live together. Their call is really neat; many birders describe it as sounding like “Who cooks for you, who cooks for you alllllllll” . Every once in a while I’ll hear them call during the day, but usually it’s in the early morning when I notice it. If you’d like to hear what they sound like, go to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website, and type in ‘barred owl’.

Then you can listen for them in your own backyard– I often hear wild ones communicating in the woods behind my house.

3 responses to Early AM Birding

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    Katy says:

    Not only do you hear the Barred owls in Carolina wildlife…you can also hear the Barred owls that live on grounds somewhere. So far I have only heard them in the evening around 530p.

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    Marilyn says:

    Often times I hear Barred Owls when I am cleaning the farm yard in the morning, too. Visitors might be able to hear them when they pass through during the day.

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    Sherry says:

    it would be nice to try to note when you hear birds (owls or other) and share info with visitors during regularly scheduled programs

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