In literature Owls are often considered to be wise. Some cultures have believed they warn of death and doom. If you lived at Hogwarts, they deliver your mail. I guess what this says is that they fascinate us. Part of it, I’m sure, is how it looks like their heads are on a swivel. They can turn their head 135 degrees, so can really look over their own shoulder.
Did you know that in the US and Australia, it is illegal to own a native owl? There are exceptions for those who have falconry and rehabilitation licenses.
In Houston, Minnesota they actually hold an International Festival of Owls. There they will even feature owl themed food – click here to see some samples.
There are over 200 species of owls. They live on all continents except Antarctica.
People talk about an owl hooting or calling “who, who, who?” But that’s not all they say. Go to the page below and you can listen to all kinds of owl sounds. Discover how different species of owls make different sounds at this site: http://www.owlpages.com/sounds.php