Barred Owl

Strix varia


Conservation Status

  • The mnemonic device “Who cooks for you, who cooks for you, all” describes the call of the barred owl. 
  • Barred owls prefer dense forests with plentiful tree cavities prey, but have learned to survive in the open woodlands of suburban areas, as well. 
  • Their soft feathers with comb-like edges allow them to fly almost silently. 
  • Harriet Tubman was a skillful naturalist and is said to have imitated barred owls to communicate messages to others on the Underground Railroad.