Globally Near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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  • Scientific Names
    • Strix occidentalis
    • Strix occidentalis
  • English
    • Spotted Owl
  • Spanish
    • Búho manchado
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • SPOW
  • French
    • Chouette tachetée

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Recent observations

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What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

ashleysmithers

Date

July 3, 2016 07:21 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

It flew about 20 feet away from me, it was either this or a barred owl. Not being an owl expert it was hard to tell mid flight. I was located in old growth forest.

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

agnishino

Date

July 7, 2016

Place

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Description

Búho manchado, captado en un recorrido de vigilancia dentro del APFF Campo Verde, Madera, Chihuahua.
Esta es una de las aves de presa nocturnas más grandes en la región (sólo superada en tamaño por el búho virginiano), su canto suele ser con 6-10 repeticiones (hoh-hoh); como todos los miembros de la familia Strigidae son importantes depredadores que regulan las poblaciones de roedores en los ecosistemas.
La especie se encuentra listada como Amenazada (A) dentro de la NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, debido principalmente a la fragmentación y pérdida de hábitat.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. lucida

Date

April 25, 2010 11:00 AM CDT

Place

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Description

Strix occidentalis en un agujero en la pared de la sierra, despues de Laguna de Sánchez, camino a Mesa del Oso,

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Observer

lavorm

Date

June 27, 2016 09:09 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

California Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. occidentalis

Date

July 2, 2014 08:16 PM HST

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Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

yorch

Date

May 21, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Búho manchado

Tags

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What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

jiransom

Date

May 21, 2016 08:00 PM PDT

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What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

abr

Date

May 24, 2016 03:51 PM PDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

jiransom

Date

May 21, 2016 11:08 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

eBird checklistS29877444:Strix occidentalis

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Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

chehugo

Date

May 17, 2016

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Photos / Sounds

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Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. lucida

Observer

d_b

Date

May 3, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

rachaelapahl

Date

June 5, 2014 01:07 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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
    Near threatened (NT) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    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.
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.
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