Photo © Greg Lasley

Flammulated Owl

This is our state’s only small owl with dark eyes. Reliably occurring in far West Texas, this species also has made appearances across much of Texas except the Pineywoods. This little guy can fool you with its deep baritone hoots, making it sound like a much bigger owl calling from farther away. Highly migratory, this species retreats to Central American wintering grounds, like so many of our songbirds.

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