Western Screech Owl



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Range and Habitat: Western screech owls occur in a variety of habitats in the western parts of the U.S. from coastal forests in southeastern Alaska to cactus groves in the Arizona desert, and are often found in suburban areas.
Screech owls are nocturnal and become active after sunset to silently hunt their prey. During the day they roost in natural cavities of large trees, or in dense scrubby brush or foliage.
Screech owls mostly prey on small mammals such as mice, voles, and pocket gophers, but will also eat small birds, lizards, snakes, frogs, and insects.