Owly Neighbors

by Thurston Elfstrom Since moving back to Missoula in 2008, my wife and I have enjoyed fairly regular sightings of Great Horned Owls in and around our neighborhood. Up until this point, my experiences with Great Horned Owls tended to be more auditory—infrequently...

Winter Owls

Owls belong to a group of birds known as raptors or “birds of prey.” Raptors are deft predators that possess sharp talons and down-curved bills – adaptations of their carnivorous diets. Hawks, eagles, and falcons are active during the day (diurnal), while owls are...