A young barred owl perches close to the forest floor in search of lizards while the setting sun glows in the background. Barred owls are also informally known as the stripped owl. Although these birds were once primarily found from Maine to Florida, the species has slowly spread west, following in the wake of cities and suburbs, hopscotching their way across the Great Plains thanks to planted trees, and now can be found all the way to the Pacific coast. Unfortunately, once the barred owtl reached the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, they began to compete directly with the endangered Northern Spotted Owl.
- Jared Lloyd
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