Florida Burrowing Owl

Image of Florida Burrowing Owl

The Burrowing Owl can be seen year-round, day or night, in central and south Florida. They prefer open prairie, but are also found in agricultural, recreational and residential areas. Burrowing Owls are the only North American owl that nests underground, and sometimes they will nest colonially with just a few feet separating each burrow. Florida Burrowing Owls are related to the more widespread western subspecies, and are state-listed as a species of special concern. Estimates put the Florida Burrowing Owl population at around 3,000 birds.

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For more information, including a range map and sound recording, visit The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's All About Birds website.
 

Bird's habitat

They prefer open prairie, but are also found in agricultural, recreational and residential areas.

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