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Great Horned Owl

Scientific Name: 
Bubo virginianus

The owl most commonly seen on the Peninsula, the Great Horned like most owls sleeps during the day, usually well-hidden high up in the trees, and comes out at night foraging for mammals like rabbits and skunks.  It's large, similar in size to Red-tailed Hawk, and bulky, with tufted ears that give its head a cat-like shape.

Garden Location: 
in the trees between Acacia Loop Road and Alpine Lane