The Western Screech-Owl is a small species of owl that lives across western parts of North America, into parts of Central America. They can be found west of the Rocky Mountains.
Western Screech Owls are small, measuring under 9 inches tall with a wingspan of just about 22 inches. They are either brownish or dark grey, and have cute little ear tufts on the tops of their heads.
Like their cousins, the Eastern Screech Owl, Western Screech Owls are cavity nesters. They use holes that were excavated by woodpeckers, sometimes even in cactus plants.