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Long-eared Owls


September 19, 2018

Long-eared Owls are not as easy to find as the Great Horned Owls, but we do have them in El Paso County. Like the Great Horned Owls, the Long-eared Owls are nocturnal. All nocturnal owls are harder to find because they usually have a day roost in the thick trees. The best defense they have is to remain motionless and quiet.

With their amazing ability to blend into the environment, it is easy to walk right by them. However, this defense mechanism they have can also give you a great chance to get a long look at one or even to snap off 40 or 50 pictures! As long as you move slow and quiet, ch...

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