The barred owl has been successfully expanding its range in recent years. It is not currently an endangered species.
The barred owl resides throughout North America and can be found across most of the eastern half of the continent, from Florida northward to southern Canada. They prefer mature forests and heavily-wooded swamps.
Mainly mice as well as rabbits, rats, chipmunks, foxes, possums, bats and weasels. In addition, they also feed on small fish, turtles, frogs, snakes, lizards, crayfish, scorpions, beetles, crickets and grasshoppers.