Owls are amazing wild animals that reside in The American Dream City. There are many different species in North Texas. Some of the most common seen in Arlington are Screech Owls, Barred Owls, Barn Owls and Great Horned Owls.

You will see owls mostly in the twilight hours or at night. They are very beneficial to the wild environment, with their main diet mostly rodent type animals. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department refers to the owl as a “feathered mousetrap”.

Owls living in the suburbs tend to produce more offspring than those living in rural areas and enjoy life with fewer predators.

Screech owls typically choose one mate for life, but some males will mate with a second female. In this case, the second female will sometimes take control of the existing nest to lay and incubate all the eggs present while ousting the first female.

For great information about owls, and what you can do to help protect this valuable Arlington resource, please visit:

Texas Parks & Wildlife Department – Introducing Birds to Young Naturalists: Owls

Cornell University – All About Birds – Eastern Screech-Owl

Owl Species Found in Texas

  • Barn Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Flammulated Owl
  • Western Screech-Owl
  • Eastern Screech-Owl
  • Great Horned Owl
  • Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl
  • Elf Owl
  • Burrowing Owl
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Short-eared Owl

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