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Spotted owls lose turf war at Muir Woods

March 22, 2012 by Eric Galan

If you’re fortunate to be hiking Muir Woods at sunset, be sure to keep your ears open and eyes peeled. You may just encounter one of the parks more stealthy inhabitants.On any of the park’s many trails, you may hear the low-pitched “ho-ho-hooo,” of a horned owl, or the distinctive “who-cooks-for-you, who-cooks-for-you-all" hooting of the barred owl. But one owl species remains conspicuously quiet -- the northern spotted owl.

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