Today we're starting our third Birdorable Bonanza! For the next 19 days we'll be adding a new Birdorable bird species every day, counting up to our 350th species! See our Meet the Birds page to see all Birdorable birds. The first bird to kick off Birdorable Bonanza 2011 is the Eastern Screech Owl!
The Eastern Screech Owl is a small species of nocturnal owl that lives across parts of Eastern North America. All birds have prominent ear tufts (laid back flat in the photo above) and a mottled and cryptic plumage, which comes in two distinct color morphs: red-phase (or rufous-phase) and gray-phase. Eastern Screech Owls are nocturnal and will roost in tree trunks or cavities during the day. Despite their name, their call is a descending, soft whinny.
Every day of the Bonanza we'll give you a hint for the next day's bird and you can guess what it will be. We'll start easy: tomorrow's bird lives in Africa and has a bill the shape of a shoe. Can you guess what it will be?
If you know owls are cool, wear it proud! This cute design from Birdorable features our original Barred Owl wearing a cool pair of shades. Text below reads "Owls are cool." This makes a great gift idea for anyone that loves owls! The design is shown here on a Kids Hooded Sweatshirt.
The Great Grey Owl is a winter bird for a lot of birdwatchers. What better bird to feature in a cute Birdorable Christmas design than our Great Grey Owl sporting a Santa Claus hat and perched on a festive candy cane! Get ready for the holidays in cute Birdorable style with this original Great Grey Owl holiday design.
For more festive Birdorable gifts check out our Christmas section.
We are so proud that our cute Birdorable Barn Owl was included in the spring issue of The Flyer, published by the Barn Owl Trust for "junior" friends of the Trust. The spring issue included Barn Owl facts, owl jokes and poems. The Birdorable Barn Owl coloring page was on the back page of the leaflet.
You can learn more about the UK-based Barn Owl Trust here. Junior friends of the Trust are called Owlets and receive the Flyer, an ID badge, a Barn Owl pin badge, and other goodies for young owl-lovers.