Status in SE Arizona: Uncommon resident.
Timing: Year round, easiest in spring.
Status in USA: Found exclusively in SE Arizona.
Habitat/location: Mid to higher elevation oak and pine forest. One of the more vocal night birds in the Santa Catalina, Santa Rita, Huachuca and Chiricahua Mountains. Hard to find outside the breeding season.
More information about how to find Whiskered Screech-Owl in SE Arizona…
Adult Whiskered Screech-Owl
Adult, probably female, Whiskered Screech-Owl at nest hole
Adult, probably female, Whiskered Screech-Owl at nest hole, with juvenile
Fledged juvenile Whiskered Screech-Owl
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