Great Horned Owl
Common Name: Great Horned Owl
Scientific Name: Bubo virginianus
Location: Utah Lake Field Station
Over this spring and summer, the Hutchings Museum observed a family of Great Horned Owls nesting on the east side of the Utah Lake property. We can say that 3 baby Great Horned Owls successfully fledged from the nest.
The Great Horned Owl (also known as the tiger owl) is one of the most adaptable bird species in terms of habitat. They live in North and South America in environments that can range from swamps to deserts. Their name comes from the tufts of feathers that stick up off their head resembling horns. Great horned owls nest in barns, tree trunks, and abandoned nests.