Bird Sounds: Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl Call

November 11, 2018
Great Horned Owl

Listen to the call of the Great Horned Owl! Audio recording compliments of The Macaulay Library at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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Have you heard a Great Horned Owl? Add your comments below. Be sure to let us know where you live or where you’ve heard this bird sound before!


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I used to feed these birds

I used to feed these birds all the time when I lived back in Indiana...

I would attach live mice to a platform(feeder mice) & then after a few minutes, the Owls would come & feast on the mice.

I live in Texas,at least

I live in Texas,at least twice a week we get this visitor in one of my trees or at either one of my neighbors.Sometimes it will perch on my neighbors garage roof.It is huge! So big that out of the corner of our eyes we can spot him.He gets very vocal and there have been times when I refuse to allow my small dog outside at dusk because of him! He is beautiful.

One night while I was on my

One night while I was on my computer, I saw a shape on top of my grandma's house and it was the exact shape of a Great Horned Owl!

I heard one recently in

I heard one recently in Tangipahao Parish, LA. It was lower sounding than the one in the recording. I had to look it up because we usually hear the Barred Owl. We have a small stream that runs through the property and he was in one of the large Oaks that are along it.

I hear the great horned owl

I hear the great horned owl quite often. I live on Lake Murray in South Carolina. My house is on a cove of the lake.There is an abundance of pine trees in the cove.

we also live on Lake Murray

we also live on Lake Murray and tonite we have an owl 100' up in and oak tree, but the crows have been trying to attack it....could it have eggs or is it hurt??

Crows (and other birds) will

Crows (and other birds) will often attack, or "mob" a predator like a Great-Horned Owl. Sometimes this mobbing behavior will convince an owl to not settle in a particular area. Others time, well, the owl might just kill a crow or two in response.