Winter Birding: Owls

February 6, 2014

In addition to species seen frequently year-round at Mount Auburn – American Black Duck, Rock Dove, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch – winter at the Cemetery is a great time to be on the lookout for owls! Seven species have been recorded at Mount Auburn, including the Northern Saw-whet Owl pictured here, nevertheless only two – Great Horned and Eastern Screech-Owls – are seen on a regular basis.




  1. Diane Gaskill says:

    I am just starting out taking picturesand was wondering how you find out where the wildlife would be? Is there someone to show you? Like the beautiful owls.
    Thank you

    • Jessica Bussmann says:

      Hi Diane,
      There is a chalkboard in the Egyptian Revival Entrance gate where people write recent bird sightings and locations. You can then use a map to try to find the bird if it is still there. If you’re interested in a guided experience we have three winter bird walks: 1/17, 2/21, 3/21. Check our Calendar of Events for more info and to register!
      Happy Birding!

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