Baby Birdorable: Burrowing Owl

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr) of the Burrowing Owl. As you might guess, Burrowing Owls nest in holes in the ground. The burrows they are often dug out by mammals, such as prairie dogs. Two to twelve eggs are typically laid and incubation lasts up to 30 days. Fledging occurs about 44 days after hatching.

After a Hiatus of 30 Years, Burrowing Owl Chicks Hatch at the National Zoo
After a Hiatus of 30 Years, Burrowing Owl Chicks Hatch at the National Zoo by Smithsonian's National Zoo
Burrowing Owl Chick 1
Burrowing Owl Chick 1 by Dan Harrod Photography Blog
Coruja-buraqueira (Speotyto cunicularia) assustada 65 20-09-07 030
Coruja-buraqueira (Speotyto cunicularia) assustada 65 20-09-07 030 by Flávio Cruvinel Brandão
And Then There was Ten...!
And Then There was Ten...! by Random Images from The Heartland
Whoooos Looking At You
Whoooos Looking At You by Carla Finley
4 BABY BURROWING OWLS by kensbirds
Better Perspective
Better Perspective by Woody 50
Baby Owl
Baby Owl by joebianco69

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Burrowing Owl t-shirts & gifts!


little bird on October 21, 2010 at 12:48 PM wrote:
OMG! SOOOOOOO CUTE! I love owls! You guys should do an Elf Owl!
Heather Richards on February 14, 2018 at 7:58 PM wrote:
I love owls! I “dig” burrowing owls! 🦉
morsal on November 8, 2020 at 11:30 PM wrote:
well, I always liked barn owls but when I saw burrowing owl they become my favorite owls and baby owls are so cute so i like it!
Spurwing Plover on May 22, 2022 at 5:55 AM wrote:
They just don't give a Hoot

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