Barred owl baby!

The barred owl is another very common species in Florida. Barred owls do not migrate in or to Florida. They are territorial year-round, more aggressively so during nesting season. They are currently thought to mate for life and usually raise one brood of up to five young per year.

They prefer areas with large trees, usually near water. Barred owls will use trees with existing nesting cavities, but also take well to nest boxes. They prefer cavities 20-40 feet high, in large trees. They have been known to takeover platform nests built by hawks as well.