Barred Owl

 

It is not unusual to spot this nocturnal bird perched on horizontal branches, about 12’ off the ground, during the day in the hammock. Built to capture prey, Owls have a sharp beak and talons, silent wing tips, and great night vision and hearing. The barred nests in tree cavities where the female will lay 2-4 well hidden white eggs. The very distinctive call, ‘whocooks-for-you—who-cooks-for-you-all,’ can be heard throughout the hammock and swamp.

Latin Name: Strix Varia

Habitat: Oak Hammock, Swamp

Diet: rodents, birds, frogs, crayfish