Owl Sound Recordings Washington DC

Local resource for owl sound recordings in Washington, DC. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to owl sound recordings, owl song recordings, and owl bird houses, as well as advice and content on attracting owls, owl feeders, owl types, and owl descriptions.

Great Train Store
(202) 371-2881
50 Massachusetts Avenue NE #109
Washington, DC
 
Burrett Hobbies
(301) 982-5032
9920 Rhode Island Avenue
College Park, MD
 
Arlington Hobby Crafters
(703) 532-2224
230 West Broad Street
Falls Church, VA
 
Toy World
(301) 424-0430
825 F Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Hobby Works
(301) 468-6330
Federal Plaza 12274-G Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Whistle Stop Hobbies
(703) 549-4912
130 S Royal Street
Alexandria, VA
 
Lionel Buy & Sell
(301) 949-4000
3610 University Boulevard
Kensington, MD
 
Granddad's Hobby Shop
(703) 426-0700
5260-A Port Royal Road
Springfield, VA
 
Hobby Works #2
(301) 468-6330
12274G Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD
 
Hobby Works Fairfax
(703) 426-8600
9650-42 Main Street
Fairfax, VA
 

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Strix varia L 21" (53cm)

Photo by Maslowski Wildlife Productions.

Listen to a barred owl.

The classic "eight hooter," the barred owl lives in old forests and woods along rivers, swamps, and lakes. The nest is typically in a deep hollow in a dead tree but is sometimes in old crow or hawk nests. It feeds on small mammals and invertebrates, frequently sharing a territory with red-shouldered hawks. The call, perhaps the most famous among North American owls, consists of eight sharp hoots, almost always written as who-cooks-for-you who-cooks-for-you-alllll , the last note slurred and dropping. They also give a variety of clucks, whistles, barks, and bill snapping noises, especially when an observer is near the nest. Rarely seen, it is sometimes heard calling during the day in spring. The most frequent daytime call is the last note of the common vocalization, the hoo-alll , given once or twice. Barred owls are more common than most people think but their dependence on old forests and riparian habitat makes them vulnerable.

This sound file requires RealPlayer . Bird song courtesy of Lang Elliott, NatureSound Studio . ...

Author: Bird Watcher's Digest

Copyright2010 Bird Watcher's Digest

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