February 6, 2022: Superb-Owl Sunday!


The Super Bowl kicks off next Sunday, but Superb-Owls kept us glued to the screen on February 6th! I especially liked getting to hear vocalizations. Like bald eagles, snowy owls vocalize in the egg, although female owls don’t appear to vocalize back and we don’t know whether siblings hear one another. A snowy owl’s vocal array includes food begging, hooting, barking, grunting, screaming, whistling, and twittering. I believe this owl is giving the territorial screaming display described by David Evans in 1980. Here are a few videos from our Superb-Owl Sunday!

We’ve got more about snowy owls here: https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/01/07/two-snowy-owls-on-the-flyway/ and here: https://www.raptorresource.org/2022/01/10/snowy-owl-faqs-and-information/ and about owls in general here: https://www.raptorresource.org/2019/03/01/owls-strigiformes/.