The great horned owl is common and widely distributed.
The great horned owl can be found throughout the timbered regions of North, Central, and South America, from the Arctic regions in the North, to the Straits of Magellan in the South.
More specifically, the owl is found in south central and southeastern Canada and east central and eastern United States, from southern Ontario and southern Quebec south to the Gulf coast and Florida and west to Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, Iowa, southeastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and eastern and southern Texas.
• Image | © Duncan Rawlinson, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC 2.0)
• Sources | (Bent, 1937; Forbush, 1929)