MONTANA OWL IDENTIFICATION GUIDE

This guide was developed to help Montana residents identify the owls they might encounter on their property, in their barns, or as they spend time outdoors. We will soon expand to include the owls that live and breed in all of North America and Canada as well.

 

The guide, Identification of Montana's Owls, was written by Denver W. Holt and Dale M. Becker, and illustrated by Joe Thornbrugh. It is reproduced from Montana Outdoors, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks ©1990.

Following are species ID pages in PDF format for easy download. Just click on any owl to pull up the information. We hope this helps you identify and understand the owls that live near you!

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Owls of Montana

BARN OWL

Tyto alba

FLAMMULATED OWL

Psiloscops flammeolus

WESTERN SCREECH OWL

Megascops kennicotti

EASTERN SCREECH OWL

Megascops Asio

GREAT HORNED OWL

Bubo virginianus

SNOWY OWL

Bubo scandiacus

BARRED OWL

Strix varia
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GREAT GRAY OWL

Strix Nebulosa

NORTHERN PYGMY OWL

Glaucidium gnoma

BURROWING OWL

Athene cunicularia

BOREAL OWL

Aegolius funereus

NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL

Aegolius acadicus

NORTHERN HAWK OWL

Surnia ulula

LONG-EARED OWL

Asio otis

SHORT-EARED OWL)

Asio flammeus
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