Owly, Teton Raptor Center's Resident Great-horned Owl


Owls are the nocturnal raptors belonging to the Strigiformes order. Owls are found on every continent except Antarctica. They are immediately recognizable by their round, flat faces and large forward-facing eyes. Owls have incredible night vision and hearing and are nearly silent in flight, making them remarkable night-time hunters.

There are two accepted families of owls, "typical" or "true" owls in the family Strigidae and barns owls in Tytonidae.

In the United States common owls include:

Owl Conservation

See the Poo-Poo Project page for information on Teton Raptor Center's conservation project to protect owls from becoming entrapped in vault toilets.

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