Life History and Reproduction

Barred Owl


           Barred Owls reproduce via sexual reproduction. They have monogamous relationships with a mate and often stay with that mate for life. This is true because they occupy the same territory year-round. The male Barred Owl will court a female Barred wl with food and calling. Once the female owl lays her eggs, she is responsible for keeping them safe. Female barred owls usually lay between two and four eggs a year. When the fledglings hatch both parents take care of their young until they are independent. To learn more about nutrient uptake once an owl is born, click here.