Cape Coral is home to the largest population of the Florida species of the Burrowing Owl in the State of Florida. Since this species of these pint sized birds are only found in Florida, by default we have the largest population in the WORLD!

Birders and photographers come from all over the world to see and photograph them. And ever since the book Hoot, written by Carl Hiaasen has become such a hit with the younger generation, children from all over the United States are getting to see the star of the book, the Burrowing Owl, up close and personal.

On this website you will find lots of information about Cape Coral’s official city bird, the Burrowing Owl. Over the past seven years we had the privilege of having as many as 9 Burrowing Owls living on our front lawn, and what a hoot they are!

 Nesting season officially began in mid-February and lasts through mid-July, but the owls don’t always know that. We have seen very young chicks in two burrows in town as of mid December.

When the owls start decorating the burrow, you will know that there are eggs in the nest. Read more about this interesting phenomenom at “Owls and Poop”.

You can see pictures of “my owl” sitting in a tree by going to my blog at


Be sure and visit my Nature Store for all your nature oriented needs, and check out my “Best Books” link for reviews of the books I use and love. You can also purchase both the book and movie Hoot through my Best Books section.

I do hope you enjoy the articles, and photo’s on this website, and if you are looking for the perfect gift for that nature lover in your life, consider “adopting” a Burrowing Owl. This makes a great gift for that special person that has everything.