Great Horned Owl “Hooting Season” Over

While I still hold out some hope, we’re largely past the key window for detecting great horned owls vocalizing.

“In Wisconsin, territorial hooting ends in mid-Feb, in keeping with timing of first eggs laid…” – Birds of North America

Across the state, birds are probably on eggs by now and thus less conspicuous. Since this might be my last winter here, I may not find this species breeding in my atlas block, without some serious luck and/or spotting a nest!

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