Size: 13-16"; 39 to 49-inch wingspan
Male: Medium-sized, round-headed owl with white or mostly white underside. Heart-shaped, white face. Tawny back, marked with black and white spots. Has long legs, dark eyes, and lacks ear tufts.
Female: Same as male but smaller in size.
Juvenile: Covered in a buff wooly down the first 50 days, then replaced by adult plumage.
Nest: Nests in tree hollows, as well as in old buildings, caves, or thick foliage. One brood per year.
Eggs: 4-11 laid at 2 or 3 day intervals; white with no markings
Incubation: 30-40 days; female incubates
Fledging: 50-55 days; male and female feed young
Migration: The Barn Owl is endangered in the state of Missouri but has been spotted rarely in St. Charles County year round.
Food: Small mammals, bats, frogs, lizards, birds, and insects.