Globally vulnerable (G3G4) (Source: NatureServe)

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  • French
    • Chouette tachetée
  • Scientific Names
    • Strix occidentalis
    • Strix occidentalis
  • English
    • Spotted Owl
  • Spanish
    • Búho manchado
    • Búho manchado
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    • SPOW

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

July 27, 1998 09:55 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

iPhone photo of a print photo taken during a survey while working as a biological technician for Mount Rainier National Park.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

mikeseeber

Date

January 25, 2015 11:30 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two birds heard calling to one another upstream from the duck pond in Sequoia park

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Date

June 3, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In California bay tree, semi-closed canopy, open understory.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

jaykeller

Date

November 18, 2012 03:45 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Note blood-stained beak. Light levels were somewhat low, which impacted photo quality.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

john8

Date

April 17, 2011 03:20 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

alfonsoprieto

Date

December 4, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

northern spotted owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

jeannewirka

Date

May 5, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Photo taken by Richard Shipps

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern spotted owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

wildmarin

Date

June 15, 2014 01:36 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

fledgling

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern spotted owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

wildmarin

Date

June 15, 2014 01:40 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

swisherbarb

Date

May 3, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Northern Spotted Owl

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

gogabioblitzdm

Date

March 28, 2014 08:00 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

eBird - Casual Observation. Observer traveled 0 km. BioBlitz mammal walk.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

gogabioblitzdm

Date

March 28, 2014 12:07 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

eBird - Traveling Count for 120 minutes. Observer traveled 4.828 km. Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS version 1.7.1

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Description from Wikipedia

The Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis) is a species of true owl. It is a resident species of old-growth forests in western North America, where it nests in tree holes, old bird of prey nests, or rock crevices. Nests can be between 12 to 60 metres (39 to 200 ft) high and usually contain two eggs (though some will contain as many as four). It is a nocturnal owl, which feeds on small mammals and birds.

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    vulnerable (G3G4) (Source: NatureServe)
    Vulnerable. The spotted owl has a large range and many occurrences, but relatively few occurrences are of high quality, population trend is downward in much of the range, and threats are increasing in portions of the range; declines are as result of past and continuing loss and/or fragmentation of forest habitat, effects of barred owls, and other factors.
    near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.