How You Can Help
Send tax-deductible
donations to:

c/o WDFW
600 N Capitol Way
Olympia, WA 98501-1091

Live Burrowing Owl Cam
Live streaming video is unavailable
10 Second Refresh Live Image Update
Pre-Recorded Video
Barn owl pre-recorded videos
Burrowing owl pre-recorded videos
Want to Learn More?
Barn Owls
Barn Owl Fact Sheet and Information
Burrowing Owls
NA Distribution Map
Natural History
Conservation Status
Tri-Cities and Moses Lake Burrowing Owl Research Project
Burrowing Owl Management Recommendations
Legal Protection

Burrowing Owl Information

NA Distribution Map

Natural History

Conservation Status

Management & Research

Tri-Cities and Moses Lake Burrowing Owl Research Project
(USGS – Courtney Conway, principle investigator)

Legal Protection

In Washington State RCW 77.15.130 Protected fish or wildlife - unlawful taking - penalty protects burrowing owls in the following circumstances:

(1) A person is guilty of unlawful taking of protected fish or wildlife if:

(a) The person hunts, fishes, possesses, or maliciously kills protected fish or wildlife, and the taking has not been authorized by rule of the commission; or

(b) The person violates any rule of the commission regarding the taking, harming, harassment, possession, or transport of protected fish or wildlife.

(2) Unlawful taking of protected fish or wildlife is a misdemeanor.

Federal protection is afforded burrowing owls through the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.


Related Links
Barn Owls
The Birdhouse Network - Nest Box Cams
Wildlife Search - Owl Information
The Owl Pages - Links to Owl Cam Pages
Owl Facts - Conservation Commission of the State Missouri
Barn Owl (Tyto alba) - Breeding
Barn Owl Headquarters
Birds of Prey Assist Farmers University of California
The Ecological Role of Siblicide
Some bird species commit siblicide
Seabirds Give New Meaning to Sibling Rivalry
Hatching Asynchrony and Brood Reduction
Within Nests, Egret Chicks Are Natural Born Killers
Burrowing Owls
Peek into burrowing birds' lives with OwlCam - Tri-City Herald
Burrowing Owl (Speotyto cunicularia) Links
Hands On The Land Program
Hanford Reach National Monument
Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science and Technology (CREHST)
To explore places to find birds in Washington - Great Washington Birding Trail