|Great Horned Owl. San Elijo Lagoon, California. November 6, 2016. Greg Gillson.|
These owls are uncommon but spread out over the entire county--even in the cities. People in general are more tolerant of birds-of-prey than in the past. Thus, ravens and hawks are thriving in urban and residential areas, and the old raptor nests that the Great Horned Owls need are readily found.