Q: I am wondering if there could possibly be a typo on the 3rd grader's list. "Barn Owl" is on the list, even if this bird cannot be found in the state of Michigan anymore. Any chance it could actually be the far more common"Barred Owl" instead?
A: While the Barn Owl is endangered in Michigan, there have been a few documented sightings in Southeast Michigan within the past few years. This species is a great way for students to learn how humans impact birds in our area.