The bird of the month for October is the Great-Horned Owl. This bird can be seen in Bandelier year-round and has one of the most recognizable owl hoots. Owls have large eyes with pupils that open widely when it is dark. Their eyes cannot move, but their heads can turn over 180 degrees. Keep an eye on the Bandelier Facebook page for more interesting facts about these owls!
For information about Bandelier National Monument, contact the Bandelier Visitor Center at 505.672.3861 x 517 or visit www.nps.gov/band, on Facebook, BandelierNPS.