These beauties were spotted in late March northwest of Alberta, Canada (though apparently, they’re rare there). Can you name the species? A big thanks to Anne Elliott, who put this image—and several others of these birds—on our Flickr group page.
Species: Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula)
Thanks to everyone for their guesses. So many people got it right! A quiz about these birds coming soon...“The views expressed in user comments do not reflect the views of Audubon. Audubon does not participate in political campaigns, nor do we support or oppose candidates.”