Long-eared Owl Status
Date: Winter 2011-2012
Is the long-eared owl endangered? I have mixed information.
No, long-eared owls are not on the US endangered species list, either as endangered or threatened. The only owls on the list are both northern and Mexican spotted owls. The US list is on line at
A species may be listed as endangered as a population within a state even if it is not on the US list. You could search for information for your state to see the status. If your location as noted below is California, long-eared owls are not endangered in California.
Here is a good article reviewing the Federal Endangered Species Act
More info can be found by going to http://www.google.com and search for
A number of states have it listed as endangered.
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Update: June 2012