Short-eared Owl

Asio flammeus

A regular spring migrant best found from May 20th-June 5th, this species is much rarer at other seasons in the Pribilofs. Spring records can occur from the beginning of May through mid-June, while most summer records are from early in the season and in some cases are lingering birds from the spring period. This species arrives in the fall after coverage ends in most years, with only a handful of fall occurrences from August-November recorded, though the several winter records from December-February suggest this species may regularly show up in late fall or early winter and remain if conditions allow.

Short eared Owl by Doug Gochfeld 1024x658 - Short-eared Owl
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Short eared Owl by Wolfe Repass 1024x767 - Short-eared Owl
Photo by Wolfe Repass
Short eared Owl by Scott Schuette 1024x712 - Short-eared Owl
Photo by Scott Schuette
Short eared Owl 2 by Barbara Lestenkof 1024x937 - Short-eared Owl
Photo by Barbara Lestenkof