Aegolius acadicus live in woodlands. They can be found in coniferous forests, deciduous forests and mixed forests. During migration and winter, saw-whet owls can be found in many different habitats. They can be found at low elevations and at high elevations. They may be found in rural or even suburban environments. They seem to be able to live in nearly any habitat as long as it has perches for hunting and dense vegetation for roosting.
Habitat Regions: temperate
Terrestrial Biomes: taiga ; forest
Other Habitat Features: suburban ; agricultural ; riparian