Northern saw-whet owls inhabit woodlands of all types throughout their range. Though they seem to be most abundant in coniferous forests, they are also common in deciduous and mixed conifer-deciduous forests. During migration and winter, saw-whet owls inhabit a wide variety of habitats over a range of altitudes and latitudes. They may be found in rural or even suburban environments. The primary habitat requirements seem to be perches for hunting and dense vegetation for roosting.
Habitat Regions: temperate
Terrestrial Biomes: taiga ; forest
Other Habitat Features: suburban ; agricultural ; riparian
- The Raptor Center, 2000. "Raptor Facts - Saw-Whet Owl" (On-line). Accessed July 10, 2000 at http://www.ahc.umn.edu/ahc_content/colleges/vetmed/depts_and_centers/raptor_center/index2.cfm?nav=53535&CFID=687163&CFTOKEN=88288799.
- Tufts, R. 1986. "Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History: Birds of Nova Scotia" (On-line). Accessed July 10, 2000 at http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mnh/nature/nsbirds/bns0219.htm.
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