How to identify owls in Sussex

Owls are some of our most captivating birds. Their love of hunting at dawn and dusk gives them a sense of mystery.

With a good view, it’s easy to tell an owl from any other bird of prey thanks to their large head with big, forward-facing eyes. But how do you tell one owl from another?

Here’s our guide to the five species you’re likely to spot in Sussex.


Owl identification tips


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