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I really like owls. Especially ones with short ears.
I am interested in observing short eared owls. Does anyone know of a place in Cascadia where I can do this? Or how about just informing me of Short Eared Owl habitat and I will start looking on my own.
One of the best locations I have heard about through the grapevine regarding seeing short-eared owls is a place called Fir Island, which is up in the Skagit Wildlife Area near Mt. Vernon. Here is a video from that place:
They appear to like open, grassland habitats especially near wetlands (fresh or salt water). They are also found in grassy areas in Shrub-Steppe regions. They are ground nesters.
Here is another great video, this one more informational. And, although more on owls in the UK, it still gives some helpful information:
Here is an amazing photo that is related: