The barred owl (Strix varia) is a large typical owl native to North America. Best known as the hoot owl for its distinctive call, it goes by many other names, including eight hooter,rain owlwood owl, and striped owl.

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A barred owl at the Clark Lake Day-Use Area.


  • Barred owls are named for the dark vertical bars

that run down the breast from the neck to the feet.

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