Index to Owls

2017

 

First year Great Gray Owl east of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

 

2016

Snowy Owl near Toronto on 19 February 2016

 

Snowy Owl at Colonel Sam Smith Park on 31 January 2016

 

Northern Saw-whet Owl near Toronto on 30 January 2016 - one photo

 

Amherst Island Hawks and Owls page 1, 21-23 January 2016

 
2015

Snowy Owls in and around Toronto in November -December 2015.

Adult male and a female Snowy Owl north of Toronto on 5 February 2015

 

Pair of Eastern Screech-Owls sunning themselves in Toronto on 31 January 2015

 

Snowy Owl with ear tufts near Keswick, north of Toronto on 6 January 2015

 

2014

Grey morph Eastern Screech-Owl in Brookbanks Ravine in Toronto, on 19 December 2014

 

Snowy Owls at Presqu'ile Provincial Park on 7 December 2014

 

Great Horned Owl at Thickson's Woods in Whitby on 20 April 2014

 

Subspecies of the Great Horned Owl in Ontario by Ron Pittaway - updated January 2014

 

Great Gray Owl at Brooklin near Toronto, Ontario on 18 January 2014

   

Morphs of the Eastern Screech-Owl by Ron Pittaway (Revised January 2014)

 

Great Horned Owl with pale facial discs at Tommy Thompson Park in Toronto on 5 January 2014.

   

2013

 

Snowy Owls in Toronto,15 December 2013

 
   

Do Snowy Owls Have Ear Tufts? Link to two page Article

 
   

Red and Grey morph Eastern Screech-Owl at Point Pelee 10 & 11 May 2013

Barred Owl at Cranberry Marsh, Halls Road, Whitby, on 10 February 2013

 

Adult Male Snowy Owl at St. Catharines, Ontario, 2 January 2013

Barred Owl at Thicksons Wood in Whitby, Ontario on 1 January 2013 - At sunset I finally caught up with one.

2012

Snowy Owls at Keswick, Ontario, on 19 December 2012

How to age this Snowy Owl from 2006

Northern Saw-whet Owl and Great Horned Owl at Tommy Thompson Park on Toronto Christmas Bird Count on 16 December 2012

Red Morph Eastern Screech-Owl at Woodland Cemetery in Burlington on 26 February 2012

Two Snowy Owls at Keswick north of Toronto on 18 January and 13 February 2012

 

Snowy Owl at Keswick north of Toronto on 10 January 2012

Do Snowy Owls Have Ear Tufts? Link to two page Article

 

2011

Spectacled Owl at Pook's Hill in Belize on 2 March 2011

 

Barred Owl at Cranberry Marsh on 5 February 2011                      

 

First year female Snowy Owl with ear tufts at Holland Marsh north of Toronto on 21 January 2011

 

Northern Saw-whet Owl and Eastern Screech-Owl in Toronto, January 2011

 

Northern Hawk Owl & Common Redpolls - Carden Alvar, 3 and 5 Jan 2011

 

2010

Long-eared Owl and Northern Saw-whet Owl at Tommy Thompson Park on the Toronto Christmas Bird Count, 19 December 2010

 

Great Horned Owl. I believe this is an intergrade between B. virginianus virginianus and B.v. scalariventris. Brookbanks Ravine, Toronto, 9 March 2010.

 

Female Snowy Owl at Holland Marsh on 7 February 2010 

 

2009

Great Gray Owl at Holland Landing - How to Age It                                                                

 

Adult Great Gray Owl at Holland Landing on 1 March 2009

 

Northern Hawk Owl photo 1 and photo 2 on Monck Road, east of Orillia, on 3 January 2009

Snyder's and Labrador Great Horned Owls in Toronto - Scroll down to page 18:Toronto Birds 3(1):18-22. January 2009.

 

2008

 

Snowy Owl, Minesing area, on 26 December 2008

Snowy Owl, Minesing area, on 18 December 2008

Snyder's and Labrador Great Horned Owls wintering in Toronto on 14 December 2008

Labrador Great Horned Owl - heterocnemis wintering in Toronto on 14 December 2008 on Christmas Bird Count

Long-eared Owl in Toronto on 14 December 2008 on Christmas Bird count

Northern Saw-whet Owl at Cranberry Marsh on 29 October 2008

Snowy Owl at Cobourg Harbour on 28 October 2008

Fledgling Great Horned Owl at Thickson's Woods in Whitby near Toronto on 7 May 2008

Spectacled Owl on Old Gamboa Road in Panama on 28 March 2008

Brown morph Eastern Screech-Owl in Toronto on 1 March 2008.

 

 

Snowy Owl at Keswick on 16 February 2008.

 

 

 

2007

 

Barred Owl 1, photo 2 returned to hemlock in back garden on 31 December 2007.

 

Eastern Screech-Owl: brown morph and gray morph in Toronto on 27 December 2007.

 

Barred Owl A juvenile Cooper's Hawk caught a starling on the birdfeeder, which the Barred Owl tried to take away. Toronto, 19 December 2007.

 

 

2006

 

Snowy age

Snyder's Great Horned Owl on Manitoulin Island on 8 April 2006.

 

 

Barred Owl 1 and 2 at Halls Road, Cranberry Marsh on 12 February 2006. We saw it catch and eat a vole.

 

 

Snowy Owl in Markham on 6 January 2006

 

 

 

 2005

 

 Aging and Variation of Great Gray Owls published in Ontario Birds 23(3): 138-146, December 2005

 

 

 Snowy Owl at Keswick on 21 March 2005

 

 

 

 Great Gray Owl on Halls Road, Cranberry Marsh, 28 February 2005

 

 

 Great Gray Owl on Lakeridge Road on 3 February 2005

 

 

 

 Northern Hawk Owl at Welcome on 3 February 2005

 

 

 

 Barred Owl at Cranberry on 30 January 2005

 

 

 

 2004

 

 Great Gray Owl at Toronto on 29 December 2004

 

 

 

 Barred Owl removes stomach at Cranberry Marsh on 2 November 2004

 

 

 Snyder's Great Horned Owl on Manitoulin Island in April 2004

 

 

 Snowy Owl at Holland Marsh in February 2004

 

 

 

 Long-eared Owl at Humber Bay, Toronto, February 2004

 

 

 

2003

 

 Northern Saw-whet Owl at Cranberry Marsh in November 2003