(also called a swamp owl, wood owl, laughing owl, black eye owl, rain owl, striped owl)
- Medium size grey-brown owl with whitish brown facial disk and very dark brown eyes.
- Body length 16 to 25 inches; weight 1.5 pounds to a little over 2 pounds; wingspan 38 inches to 50 inches.
- Live in deep wet forests, wooded swamps, and other woods by waterways. Widespread in North America except in the southwest.
- Will take a variety of food such as voles, mice, rates, squirrels, small rabbit, bats, moles, birds, small fish, frogs, turtles, large insects, mink, crayfish, etc.
- Barred Owls will nest in tree cavities and abandoned Red-Shouldered Hawk nests, Cooper's Hawk nests, squirrel and crow nests. Young Barred Owls spend up to 4 months with their parents, quite a bit longer than other owls.
American Kestrel | Bald Eagle | Barred Owl | Broad Winged Hawk | Common Barn Owl | Cooper's Hawk | Eastern Screech Owl | Great Horned Owl | Long-Eared Owl | Merlin Falcon | Northern Harrier | Northern Saw-Whet Owl | Peregrine Falcon | Red-Shouldered Hawk | Red-Tail Hawk | Short-Eared Owl | Snowy Owl |