Wildlife Wednesday: Barred Owl
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
This week for Wildlife Wednesday we are highlighting Nova Scotia’s most common owl, the barred owl. The barred owl has a large head, dark eyes with grayish-brown steaks running down the body.
These owls are seen all year round throughout Nova Scotia. They live in forests, preferring mixed woods close to water and fields; this is why the barred owl can often be seen around our Nova Scotia resort. They typically create nests in trees and will use various sticks and twigs to create it.
Did you know all owls have special adaptations for night hunting? Their eyes can function in low light conditions and their hearing is amplified by the shape of their head. Barred owls usually mate for life and breed from February to June. To find out more information about barred owls, visit the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.
Liscombe Lodge is considered a bird watchers paradise as many opportunities exist to view a variety of bird species. While dining in the Riverside Room, many guests will see a large selection of birds feeding along the river bank. To book your Nova Scotia vacation with us, visit our website or call our Reservations Team directly at 1.800.665.6343.