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The Owl Nest Cam features Long-Eared Owls (abbreviated LEOW). LEOWs get their name from prominent “ear” tufts. As you will see from watching the owl nest cam, LEOW is a medium-sized owl that travels lightly on the wing and looks slimmer and more upright on the perch than the Great Horned Owl.

Found in grasslands and open forests throughout North America, Europe, and parts of Asia, Long-eared Owls have bright yellow-orange eyes and buffy orange facial disks, black bills, and white to buffy chest feathers with brown streaking and barring.

Equipped with acute hearing for night hunting Long-eared Owls are primarily nocturnal, spending their time on the wing in search of small mammals. Usually silent, Long-eared Owls can be occasionally heard giving a deep singular “whooooo,” a haunting call that can be heard up to a kilometer away.

One of only a handful of owl species that roost communally during the winter, Long-eared Owls nest in groups of 2-20, although records exist of 100 or more. During the breeding season, pairs form and lay an average of 3-5 eggs. Born with white natal down, the baby owlets leave the nest about 21 days after hatching. View this and more on the live owl cam!

  • grant: $50,000 - Owl Research Center

    For more than 25 years, the Owl Research Institute (ORI) has been dedicated to scientific research of owls — their ecology, natural history, and habitat relationships.

  • topic: owls

  • location: missoula

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For more than 25 years, the Owl Research Institute (ORI) has been dedicated to scientific research of owls — their ecology, natural history, and habitat relationships.

About owls

With their all-knowing eyes and keen sense of surroundings, it is not hard to see how revered owls have become as symbols of wisdom. But not only are owls seen as symbolically important, owls have become incredibly important to the ecosystem by maintaining the rodent population.

Found all over the world, there are roughly 200 different species of owls. Owls range in size but can be as little as 5 inches tall to as a big as 28 inches tall. Their life can span up to 20 years, almost as long as a domesticated house cat.

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location: Missoula, Montana

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time zone: Mountain Time

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NGO: Owl Research Center

grant: $50,000

location: Charlo

mission: For more than 25 years, the Owl Research Institute (ORI) has been dedicated to scientific research of owls — their ecology, natural history, and habitat relationships.

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The Owl Nest Cam features Long-Eared Owls (abbreviated LEOW). LEOWs get their name from prominent “ear” tufts. As you will see from watching the owl nest cam, LEOW is a medium-sized owl that travels lightly on the wing and looks slimmer and more upright on the perch than the Great Horned Owl.

Found in grasslands and open forests throughout North America, Europe, and parts of Asia, Long-eared Owls have bright yellow-orange eyes and buffy orange facial disks, black bills, and white to buffy chest feathers with brown streaking and barring.

Equipped with acute hearing for night hunting Long-eared Owls are primarily nocturnal, spending their time on the wing in search of small mammals. Usually silent, Long-eared Owls can be occasionally heard giving a deep singular “whooooo,” a haunting call that can be heard up to a kilometer away.

One of only a handful of owl species that roost communally during the winter, Long-eared Owls nest in groups of 2-20, although records exist of 100 or more. During the breeding season, pairs form and lay an average of 3-5 eggs. Born with white natal down, the baby owlets leave the nest about 21 days after hatching. View this and more on the live owl cam!

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