The Great Horned Owl is the largest owl found throughout most of North America. Adult owls are between eighteen to 24 inches from head to tail and can have a wing span of more than four feet. Their long ear tufts and cryptic coloration enables them to remain well hidden during the day, often out of sight of sharp-eyed diurnal raptors and eagle-eyed birders. Through more than 130 photographs and illustrations, take an in-depth look into the life of this very impressive and formidable bird. Explore the owls' food habits, nesting sites, how they raise their young, and the rehabilitation of injured owls. The one-of-a-kind photographs and comprehensive descriptions make this a must-have treasure to be enjoyed by all ages. It is sure to become the go-to reference on the Great Horned Owl.
Scott Rashids work with Northern Goshawks began after he moved to Colorado in 1998. Since then he has located several Northern Goshawk nests in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. He has spent countless hours with this intrepid hunter, both through research and rehabilitating injured birds. He has worked with numerous bird species from hummingbirds to eagles. Scotts photographs and art are published in two other booksSmall Mountain Owls and The Great Horned Owl, a Detailed Study. In 1994 he started a banding station at the YMCA of the Rockies, just south of Estes Park, Colorado, and in 2014 banded his 10,000th bird there. He is also director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI), www.carriep.org.