Northern Spotted Owl

The Spotted Owl is closely tied to old-growth forests for nesting sites. The most important food items for the Spotted Owl are flying squirrels and woodrats. Spotted Owls are one of the few owls that have dark colored eyes. Most owls have yellow to red-orange eyes. A Spotted Owl may live to be 17 years old. Spotted owls don’t migrate for the winter. Threatened by logging of old growth forests.