Test Your Knowledge on Screech Owls!

by OBDK on July 21, 2021

What do you know about Eastern and Western Screech Owls? Here are some quick facts: 


  • Western Screech Owls are socially monogamous, meaning that while they may mate with other owls, they’ll raise their young together.1

  • Eastern Screech Owls are common throughout the eastern part of the United States. Although they like the woods, they can be found in city parks, too.2 

  • Western Screech Owls eat animals like pocket mice, shrews, bats, rabbits, crayfish, and snails.1

  • Eastern Screech Owls eat small rodents and large insects like moths or crickets.2 

  • Both of these owls are cavity dwellers and will usually take over cavities in trees formed by woodpeckers.1&2

Learn more about screech owls with our Screech Owl poster! Learn about their range in the U.S., their average height, weight, and wingspan, and the predators they face. 


These posters are 18”x24” and are laminated. Impress your students with one in your classroom or office, or get it as a gift for the owl lover in your life! Posters are $6.99 each

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  1. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Western_Screech-Owl/lifehistory

  2. https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/eastern-screech-owl