where it lives
Found in open forests, coniferous or mixed deciduous. Often in riparian areas.
Apparently Secure— At a fairly low risk of extirpation in the jurisdiction due to an extensive range and/or many populations or occurrences, but with possible cause for some concern as a result of local recent declines, threats, or other factors.
- The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
- Birds of Southwest BC
- Richard Cannings
- Tom Aversa
- Hal Opperman
What you can do
Since songbirds are prime prey for Pygmy Owls, you can use birdfeeders to support your local songbirds, which creates additional food sources for these small owls. For more information on building and caring for birdfeeders, see: Canadian Wildlife Federation-Building and Maintaining Nesting Boxes. And, since these owls prefer coniferous forests, protecting forestlands also protects the owls.
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