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  • French
    • effraie des clochers
    • effraie de clochers
  • Scientific Names
    • Tyto alba
    • Tyto alba punctatissima
  • English
    • Barn Owl
    • Common Barn-Owl
  • Spanish
    • Lechuza de campanario
  • Aou 4 Letter Codes
    • BANO
  • German
    • Schleiereule
  • Portuguese
    • Coruja-das-torres

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Recent observations

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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luke2

Date

July 18, 2015

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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moonlittrails

Date

July 25, 2015 10:17 AM PDT

Description

Pellet ~5.5cm below Quercus agrifolia

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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j_t_searing

Date

May 19, 2012

Description

Secret Mountain Wilderness

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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tfyoder

Date

July 17, 2015 12:24 PM PDT

Description

In tree across meadow. Flew NW across meadow

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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tiwane

Date

July 15, 2015 08:46 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

Date

November 10, 2014

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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hbrown

Date

July 9, 2015 04:20 PM PDT

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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steveu

Date

July 7, 2015 02:00 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I saw five Barn Owl chicks in a box on a barn wall.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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billmiky

Date

December 2, 2009

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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emilydrummond

Date

June 28, 2015 01:06 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Photo Taken: 28 June 2015
WNC Nature Center

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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gtsalmon

Date

June 27, 2015 05:21 PM CDT

Description

DOR on Hwy 17. Two juveniles found dead in road above bridge. This one was dead longer.

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Barn Owl Tyto alba

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gtsalmon

Date

June 27, 2015 05:20 PM CDT

Description

DOR on Hwy 17. Two juveniles found dead in road above bridge.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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Conservation Summary

  • Canada
    vulnerable (N3) (Source: NatureServe)
  • North Carolina, US
    Significantly Rare: Any species which has not been listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as an Endangered, Threatened, or Special Concern species, but which exists in the state (or recently occurred in the state) in small numbers and has been determined by the N.C. Natural Heritage Program to need monitoring. (This is a N.C. Natural Heritage Program designation.) Significantly Rare species include "peripheral" species, whereby North Carolina lies at the periphery of the species' range (such as Hermit Thrush), as well as species of historical occurrence with some likelihood of re-discovery in the state. Species considered extirpated in the state, with little likelihood of re-discovery, are given no N.C. Status (unless already listed by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission as E, T, or SC).
Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.