What Types of Prey Are Available to Barn Owls During the Year?

What Types of Prey Are Available to Barn Owls During the Year?


Barn Owls eat a variety of prey, which means that you don’t know what you’re going to find in a pellet when you dissect it! The favorite food of Barn Owls is voles, but they also eat a variety of other things: 

 

  • Rodents

  • Insects

  • Small reptiles

  • Fish

  • Frogs

  • Birds

 

They can even get their hands on young skunks and rabbits during the spring. 

 

A Barn Owl’s diet is varied and depends on the seasons. Different types of prey are more or less available during certain seasons. Weather also can be a factor that affects food availability. 

 

Check out more in our Common Prey of the Barn Owl video. Click here or on the video below to learn more about the various types of prey available to a Barn Owl during the Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer!