Screech Owl House
- Screech Owl Range
Screech Owl Nest Box
Owls are found east of the Rocky Mountains to the
Atlantic. The species ranges from the Canadian
boreal forests south to Mexico. They live in all
forest types and prefer woodlands that are
interspersed with the open clearings, meadows,
and fields necessary for hunting. They also
inhabit wetlands, orchards, suburban parks and
gardens and towns.
Western Screech Owls range all along the western
coast of the continent from Canada south to the
Baja peninsula and into Mexico, and they are
found as far east as the western border of Texas.
They usually live at lower elevations and prefer
open oak and riparian woodlands and seasonally
wet areas. They also inhabit streamside groves,
deserts, suburban parks, and gardens.
Eastern and Western Screech Owls both compete
with other species for nest sites, and their
cavities are often usurped by fox squirrels,
European Starlings and Northern Flickers. Nests
are typically found in natural cavities,
abandoned woodpecker holes, and hollow stumps and
limbs. The western species also nests in saguaro
cactus cavities and abandoned magpie nests. Both
species use nest boxes, and field studies show
that boxes are selected as often as natural
cavities for nest sites.
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