Prowl For Owls Near Alexan Enclave
Whoo...whoo...whoo, owls call as nighttime falls over Houston. These intriguing birds are known as a parliament when in a group, and they're fun to spot along the trails of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.
The center hosts both adult only and family friendly owl prowls throughout the year and here's what you should know about these feathery creatures that call this city home:
Eastern Screech Owls - These owls are the smallest owls that live in Texas and despite their name, their song is not a screech but more of a mournful whinny tune. They're small in size weighing only 5.9 ounces and Eastern Screech Owls are easily identifiable with grayish feathers, prominent dark brown vertical and horizontal markings and a greenish-yellow beak.
Great Horned Owls - Native to the America's, Great Horned Owls are the most widespread owl in North America. These powerful birds have a distinct song of three to eight bold deep hoots: Whoo! Whoo-whoo-whoo! Whoo!, and the center states their call is often described as "You Awake? Me too." They weigh approximately three pounds and have mottled barred brownish gray feathers, large ear tufts, and rusty facial disks.
Barred Owls - Barred Owls are best known as hoot owls with their distinctive song that's eight or more drawn out notes "Who cooks for you; who cooks for you all?" They're small in size at only 1.4 pounds, though they have a large wingspan of 50-60." During an owl prowl, they're easily recognized by their large rounded head, horizontal bars on their breast, streaked underparts, and long barred tail from which they get their name.
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