Boreal Owl, Chena River Recreation Area

Interior Alaska’s Smallest Owl


The Boreal Owl is Interior Alaska’s smallest owl, just 10 inches long. The Northern Saw-whet, which breed in southcentral and southeastern Alaska, is smaller, but doesn’t occur this far north. Boreal Owls are cavity nesters, and will readily accept owl boxes as a substitute. Usually, Boreal Owls in these latitudes find a nest an lay…