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Great Horned Owls

Week 5 - Animal Encounter

Great horned owls are ubiquitous in the night woods across North America.  Come learn more about these amazing creatures.

Great Horned Owl Activity

Let's find out if you have a great horned owl living in your neighbor.  Owls are very territorial and will often respond to intruder owl calls by calling back or even flying to the source of the sound.

What you need for this activity?

  • YouTube

  • Bluetooth Speaker

Go to this website (All About Birds - Great Horned Owl) and play the great horned owl calls through your bluetooth speaker in your backyard.  If you have an owl living nearby, it will return your call similar to the call labeled "duet" on the website.

Questions:  

  1. What does the great horned owl sound like?

  2. Did an owl return your calls?  If not, try again on another night.

  3. If an owl returned your calls, did it fly into your yard?  Try this again in December to see if one comes then.

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