Owls of New Hampshire

There are 11 species of owls that may be seen in New Hampshire. Some are year round residents while others are seasonal visitors. They range in size from 8" to 33” tall and have wingspans ranging from 19" to 60” and can be found throughout the state. Usually difficult to find due to their nocturnal nature, seeing an owl in New Hampshire is often an exciting experience.

 

Boreal owl
Boreal owl

Eastern screech owl
Eastern screech owl

Great horned owl
Great horned owl

Long eared owl
Long eared owl

Northern saw-whet owl
Northern saw-whet owl

Short eared owl
Short eared owl

Snowy owl
Snowy owl

Northern hawk owl
Northern hawk owl

Great gray owl
Great gray owl

Barn owl
Barn owl

 

If you're interested in building Low-Maintenance Barred Owl Nest Boxes, check out this article by Alfred Maley of Hampstead, NH. If you have any questions about the boxes, feel free to contact Al by email at alfredmaley@gmail.com.

Sources
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds http://www.allaboutbirds.org/Page.aspx?pid=1189

A Checklist of the Birds of New Hampshire. New Hampshire Audubon. Print. November 2004.

New England Wildlife; Habitat, Natural History, and Distribution. By Richard M. DeGraaf and Mariko Yamasaki. University Press of New England. Hanover, NH. 2001.


About Us
 
NH Fish and Game Dept.
11 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301

603-271-3421
top bottom background image