Owl Pictures (I'll add more as I get them- check back!) © Bill Schmoker

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

Barn Owl Photo Gallery

Flammulated Owl Photo Gallery

Western Screech-Owl, Miller Canyon, Arizona, 3/03. Note the subtle differences between this and Whiskered Screech-Owl including talon size, cross-barring on the belly, bill color, and appearance of facial bristles. Of course, the easiest way to tell the two apart is by voice- they have distinctly different calls.

Western Screech-Owl, Miller Canyon, Arizona, 3/03.

Western Screech-owl, Mesa County, Colorado.

Western Screech-owl, Mesa County, Colorado.

Eastern Screech-Owl, Yuma County, Colorado, 12/05.

Eastern Screech-Owl, Pharr, Texas, 3/05.

Eastern Screech-Owl, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/05.

Eastern Screech-Owl, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/05.

Eastern Screech-Owl close-up, Jefferson County, Colorado, 2/05.

Eastern Screech-Owl, Yuma County, Colorado, 12/04. This bird had taken up residence in a Wood Duck box.

Eastern Screech-Owl, Yuma County, Colorado, 12/04.

Whiskered Screech-Owl, Miller Canyon, Arizona, 3/03. This bird is very similar in appearance to a Western Screech-Owl, but has smaller talons, heavier cross-barring on the underparts, and a lighter bill base. The easiest way to tell the two apart is by voice- they have distinctly different calls.

Whiskered Screech-Owl, Miller Canyon, Arizona, 3/03.

Great Horned Owl Photo Gallery

Snowy Owl Pictures from Riverside Reservoir, Weld County, Colorado 2/24/02.

Northern Hawk Owl Photo Gallery

Northern Pygmy-Owl, Larimer County, Colorado, 2/07.

Northern Pygmy-Owl, Gilpin County, Colorado, 7/04.

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, El Canelo Ranch, Texas, 5/04.

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, El Canelo Ranch, Texas, 5/04.

Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl, El Canelo Ranch, Texas, 5/04. Note false eyes on nape- all the better to pretend I see you, my dear.

Elf Owl, Miller Canyon, Arizona, 3/03.

Elf Owl, Santa Rita Lodge, Madara Canyon, Arizona, 3/03. This telephone pole with its Acorn Woodpecker holes is perhaps the most famous Elf Owl locality in Arizona.

Burrowing Owl Photo Gallery

Spotted Owl Photo Gallery

Barred Owl Photo Gallery

Great Gray Owl Photo Gallery

Long-eared Owl Photo Gallery

Short-eared Owl, Cook County, Minnesota, 10/04.

Boreal Owl Photo Gallery

Northern Saw-whet Owl Photo Gallery

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org