Barn Owl (Tyto alba)
Barn Owls are long-legged and have dark eyes inside a heart-shaped facial disk. Their feathers on their back and wings are rusty brown with patches of ash-gray and specks of white. Juveniles have the same plumage as adults.
These owls are opportunistic but mainly prey on rodents.
Barn Owls are found in Colorado year-round.
These birds nest in cavities and are known for nesting in man-made structures. Females lay four to six eggs per brood, and the babies will fledge in seven to nine weeks. Barns owls will have multiple broods per year where and when food is abundant.