Globally vulnerable (G3G4) (Source: NatureServe)

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  • French
    • Chouette tachetée
  • Scientific Names
    • Strix occidentalis
    • Strix occidentalis
  • English
    • Spotted Owl
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    • Búho manchado
    • Búho manchado
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Recent observations

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

June 17, 2015 03:58 PM PDT

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Description

Two adults and two juveniles. Check the background.

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

nelruzam

Date

June 13, 2015

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Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. lucida

Observer

chris_hass

Date

June 4, 2015

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Description

Heard calling.

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

dhanapal

Date

December 22, 2014

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Description

Spotted Owl
(Strix occidentalis)

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

May 20, 2015 08:00 PM PDT

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

May 15, 2015 05:54 PM PDT

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

April 21, 2015 07:40 PM PDT

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

April 14, 2015 04:28 PM PDT

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

April 13, 2015 12:38 PM PDT

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

April 8, 2015 06:07 PM PDT

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Description

Pair of owls

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Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

July 27, 1998 09:55 AM PDT

Place

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Description

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

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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

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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.