BirdNote: Here Come The Barred Owls
The emphatic hoots of a pair of Barred Owls resonate in the still of a winter's night. Like many owls, Barred Owls initiate their vocal courtship in winter.
A fairly large owl - a perching bird is 21 inches tall - Barred Owls are also among the most vocal. More than a dozen Barred Owl calls range from a "siren call" to a "wail" to a wonderfully entertaining "monkey call."