AvIAn Encounters – A Few Iowa Owl Sightings

From the Photo Files of the Iowa Ornithologists’ Union, these owl sighting photographs are part of a large collection of bird sighting records for the state of Iowa contributed by IOU members.

Colored image of the Snowy Owl in Monroe, Iowa

Snowy Owl, Monroe, IA, 1993, Reid Allen

Colored image of the Northern Hawl Owl in Waterloo, Iowa

Northern Hawl Owl, Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., 1981, T. H. Kent

Colored image of the Burrowing Owl in Ames, Iowa

Burrowing Owl, N. of Ames, Story Co., 1981, Hank Zaletel

Colored image of the Northern Saw-whet Owl in Iowa City, Iowa

Northern Saw-whet Owl, Iowa City, Johnson Co., 1987, Carl Bendorf

Selections from the IOU Photo Files will appear as the profile pictures for many of the bird species included in the Avian Archives of Iowa Online.