Barred Hoot Owl- Originally only seen in the east, in the 20th century spread to the Pacific NW and southern California. These large stocky owls nest in tree cavities in large mature forests, often near water. Average life span in the wild 8-23 yrs..
CRESTED OWL (Lophostrix cristata) - a nocturnal bird, roosting during the day in dense vegetation, especially in thickets along rivers. If disturbed at roost, the owl will become very slim and erect the ear-tufts high. Feeds mainly on insects, but likely also small vertebrates.Locally from south Mexico through Central America to Venezuela, Surinam, the Guianas, Amazonian Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Bolivia.