Photo by Sally King
Owls are very unique raptors that are adapted to hunting for prey, mainly at night. The following six species of owls have been identified from Bandelier National Monument.
Depending on size, owls feed on everything from rodents, including squirrels, to insects and lizards. They tend to be watchers who sit patiently until prey comes within striking distance for them to quickly swoop down and carry them away.
Did You Know?
Frijoles Creek drops approximately 80 feet over the Upper Falls. The falls occur where the waters of Frijoles Creek hit the more resistant, dense basalt rock from the neck of an ancient volcano.