Barking Owl

To: Chris Charles <>
Subject: Barking Owl
From: Russell Woodford <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 21:19:01 +1000
Or wait another few weeks to see if it screams at you! (If it hangs around)

My first couple of encounters with this bird were in August in NE Victoria - bloodcurdling, to say the least.


On 17/07/2007, at 8:47 PM, Chris Charles wrote:

I am quite familiar with the local Boobook & Powerful Owl calls. It seemed to be coming from high in of a group of trees so I discounted a dog. I am also familiar with sugar glider yapping.
It sounded just like the Barking Owl call at Owlpages
Guess I better go outside & see if I can get some pics.


Chris Charles
0412 911 184

33deg 47'30"S

On 17/07/2007, at 8:15 PM, Kurtis Lindsay wrote:


Barking Owls are not common whatsoever in Sydney, and I am doubtful to beleive they have ever even been recorded anywhere near Chatswood. Might you be mistaking for a Southern Boobook Owl or even a yapping dog? I am pretty sure the closest place to Chatswood (and the rest of sydney) you may find a Barking Owl is in the Capertee valley (west of Lithgow) and even there they are quite scarce!

A Boobook Owl is much more possible in Chatswood, as a matter of fact I heard one calling near my house in East Killara last night! As the crow (or owl) flies, Killara is quite close to Chatswood so I wouldn't be supprised if there were Boobooks there aswell.

Kurtis Lindsay

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