The Barn Owl seen here is from the Hungry Owl Project foster box program at the Marin Art and Garden Center. It was caught on a Trap Cam placed to monitor owl activity. More info at: Hungryowl.org
On October 16, 2013 XplorMor was hiking the southern and western portion of Lake Casitas Recreational Area and Park when we saw a beautiful Barn Owl fly by.
Seen flying over several times, flushed from the treetops; never seen clearly, but pale white color and face mask seen well enough to identify it as this species,
The Barn Owl (Tyto alba) is the most widely distributed species of owl, and one of the most widespread of all birds. It is also referred to as Common Barn Owl, to distinguish it from other species in the barn owl family Tytonidae. These form one of two main lineages of living owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae). T. alba is found almost anywhere in the world except polar and desert regions, Asia north...