Burrowing Own Cape Coral

Visit The Burrowing Owls 103/365 Things to Do

There is a huge grouping of Burrowing Owls located in Cape Coral, Florida.  There are approximately 2,500 owl burrows. Burrowing owls dig burrows that they use for nesting and sheltering. Burrowing owls are some of the smallest owls in the world. They stand 8 to 11 inches tall on a pair of spindly legs and have a wingspan of about 20-24 inches. Breeding and nesting season takes place Feb. 15 through July 10, although some owls breed earlier or later.

The owls love vacant lots, golf courses, fallow agricultural fields and other open, treeless spots. That helps them keep an eye out for approaching predators such as cats, hawks and eagles. The owls are fairly easy to find as the city has put up wooden, T-shaped perches for them. One of the largest populations of owls is behind the Cape Coral Library located at 921 S.W. 39th Terrace Cape Coral, FL 33914

If you go to search for owls take a good pair of binoculars because you are not allowed to get to close to them and are advised to stay a safe distance as not to disturb them.

They are fairly easy to spot and quite fun to watch.

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