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A Barred Owl in the snow. Photographed by Michel Bourque.

Download and Compare Owl Calls

Which owl was that? Since most owls are nocturnal, they can be difficult to see. Learning owl sounds is a great way to identify owls with your ears.

This free download includes nine owl sound clips from the Cornell Lab's Macaulay Library:

  • Great Horned Owl
  • Eastern Screech-Owl
  • Western Screech-Owl
  • Barn Owl
  • Barred Owl
  • Long-eared Owl
  • Short-eared Owl
  • Snowy Owl


Fill out the information at right to download now. You will receive a ZIP file with MP3 song files inside. Once you extract the MP3 files, you can import them into your favorite music player like iTunes.

Mobile phone users: Please note you'll need to download these songs to your computer first, before you can play them on your phone.