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

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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

terathopius

Date

June 16, 2015 01:27 PM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

wildmarin

Date

December 7, 2015 08:47 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

heard 2 owls hooting on east side of Mt. Vision

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. lucida

Observer

john8

Date

November 23, 2015 04:10 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Miller Canyon

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

wildmarin

Date

September 22, 2015 10:42 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

male hooting audible from inside my house

Photos / Sounds

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What

Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. caurina

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

June 23, 2008

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. lucida

Observer

brookesmith

Date

July 22, 2015 11:02 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

June 17, 2015 03:58 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two adults and two juveniles. Check the background.

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

nelruzam

Date

June 13, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Mexican Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis ssp. lucida

Observer

chris_hass

Date

June 4, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Heard calling.

Photos / Sounds

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

May 20, 2015 08:00 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

May 15, 2015 05:54 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Observer

wdthein

Date

April 21, 2015 07:40 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Non breeding pair.

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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.