Barn owls are one of the most widely spread owl species on earth and can be found on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. These raptors are among the most unique looking owls and are known for their Critter Control heart shaped white face. They’re a light brown/yellow color with a white face, legs, and belly. These birds are nocturnal, which means they mostly hunt and are active at night. When these owls fly at night they are easy to see because of the white color underneath and are often mistaken for snowy owls.
Like most owls, barn owls have especially designed feathers for silent flight and have a round facial disk that enables them to pinpoint their prey by sound. There is research showing that barn owls have the best hearing out of any animal on the planet. An experiment was conducted where a barn owl was put in a room that was pitch dark and it managed to capture a mouse by using sound alone. The silent flight of those owls enable them to listen to rodents on the floor while they fly.
These birds of prey have large families, often hatching 6 – 7 babies at one time. They like to nest in abandoned buildings and structures and are known to use people’s attics to nest. These birds make a loud screeching noise and with a nest full of babies it can be a creepy, loud, horrible noise. There have been reports of people thinking their house is haunted and after finding out it’s a family of barn owls living in the loft. When You Have barn owls in your area consider yourself blessed to have such a valuable and Incredible predator around