BirdNote: How Can Owls Turn Theirs Heads So Far?

Barn Owl; Photo Credit: Stan Tekeila


Owls seem to be able to turn their heads almost all the way around! That sounds a little improbable, but it is true that they have the ability to swivel their head nearly all the way around. The thing is they have eyes that are fixed in their sockets so head rotation is the only way to see what is around them.  Learn more about how owls do this from our friends at BirdNote.