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Linda Dupont

Phoenix, AZ, USA


I was checking plants after 2 days of rain and noted an owl pellet in the yard, hmmmm, interesting – I looked up at the Screech owl box I had positioned up in my Palo Verde tree in November and there she was, in the box staring out at me. Not bothered a bit by my presence, she watched me for awhile then disappeared from the little entrance down into the box again. Truly blessed!


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Western Screech Owl Just Found The New Box And Is Setting Up House

Western Screech Owl - Phoenix, AZ

3 responses to “Western Screech Owl just found the new box and is setting up house”

  1. Jessicajfk says:

    Wow! Please could you give me the dimensions of your box? (Or where you bought it) and how high off the ground you installed it? I want to try one in my eucalyptus tree if possible. Congratulations!

  2. Carole says:

    We have had a pair of screech owls for 4 years in our box in Scottsdale by the McDowell Mtns. They have usually moved in in late May and stay through the summer. No young ones. This year what I presume is a male came in February and has been calling all night for a month now. Haven’t heard or seen a female yet. In the summer they sit in the trees and even with all the commotion of the pool and kids they don’t seem bothered. Lots of fun!

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