Barn Owl FACTS

The barn owl in Wisconsin is rare and listed as endangered.

Barn owls in Wisconsin feed mainly on voles (meadow mice) and shrews.

They nest in silos, barns, outbuildings, tree cavities, and nest boxes.

They breed March through July, they lay three to nine eggs, with four or five owlets hatched, on average.

They consume one and-a-half times their weight in food each day.

On average, barn owls only live 3-4 years.

Their unforgettable shriek or hiss-screams not only warn their young of danger, it is sure to scare off any predator or human bystander.