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Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral

Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls

In late April, I once again visited a few locations in Florida to photograph Burrowing Owls (Athene cunicularia). I visited both Marco Island and Cape Coral, but found the greatest success in Cape Coral.

Burrowing Owls certainly can be found in other areas as well, but Cape Coral and Marco Island have a fairly high concentration of actives nests which are accessible, and the community supports the protection of this species.

Sites that I found with active nests include:

Three Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia) fledglings standing near the entrance to their burrow (Koza-Saladino Park, Cape Coral, Florida)

Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) standing on a T-perch (Cape Coral, Florida)

These sites are public areas where photographing the owls can be accomplished without disturbing neighboring residents. A long lens of at least 600mm allows photographing from a distance which does not disturb the birds.

Click on the photos above for more information, or click here to see all stock photos of Burrowing Owls. To see more images of birds, visit my gallery of stock photos of birds.

Please leave a comment to let me know if you find this information useful or if you have experience photographing the Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral.

All images © Clarence Holmes

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