Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis

Family: Strigidae (Typical Owls)

Authority: (Xántus de Vesey, 1860)

Red List Category

Criteria: A2abce+3bce+4abce

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Justification of Red List category
This species has a moderately small population which continues to decline in the northern and western parts of its range; as a result it is considered Near Threatened. Further evidence that confirms declines are more widespread and severe than currently thought may result in this species being uplisted to a higher threat level.

Population size: 15000 mature individuals

Population trend: decreasing

Extent of occurrence (breeding/resident): 3,920,000 km2

Country endemic: no

Land-mass type - continent
Realm - Nearctic
Realm - Neotropical
IUCN Ecosystem -- Terrestrial biome

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Strix occidentalis. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/species/factsheet/spotted-owl-strix-occidentalis on 01/12/2023.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org on 01/12/2023.