Owls are such fascinating creatures, and these free printable owl art posters can easily be incorporated into a variety of design styles in your house! These beautiful vintage nature scenes also make GREAT classroom and nature center decor as well! You can find some more incredible owl art on Etsy!
Below you can find the free PDF files to print out your own owl posters, as well as some ideas of what to do with them AND fun facts about some of the species of owls that you’ll find in our poster set!
Tips on How to Display these FREE Owl Posters:
LOVE these free vintage owl posters but not quite sure how to use them? Here are a few ideas below:
- Print out any owls you want from our downloadable PDF files, add each poster into an 8×10 frame, and hang on your wall!
- Print your favorite owl poster(s) and laminate them to make them last longer! They are great to use as visual aids in the classroom or nature center!
- You can also cut out each owl and mod podge onto a wooden board.
- Print each owl poster a quarter of the size (adjust this in your print settings!) and then paste into your nature journal!
Fun Facts about Barred Owls:
I love barred owls because we had one living in our backyard for many years and could hear it’s calls all day long! We’d find owl pellets, and see this guy come our near sunset in the evenings!
Although it is mostly active at night, it will also call and hunt during the daytime.
Eats small rodents and aquatic creatures.
Well known classic owl hooting call – “Whoo cooks whoo cooks whoo cooks for yooooooou”
Threatened by aggressive Great Horned Owls.
These birds do not migrate or even move far in its lifetime – often only within a few miles.
Fun Facts About Great Horned Owls:
These cool owls have flown right into our classic storybooks and are easily recognized because of it’s two “horned” tufts on top of its head!
Eats birds, mice, scorpions, frogs, skunks and even mammals larger than itself like osprey and Peregrine falcons! In fact they will even attack porcupines – often fatally!
One of the most common owls in North America.
It’s talons are so strong you need 28 pounds of force to open them.
Nicknamed the “tiger owl”.
Can “store” their uneaten prey in the winter to thaw and eat later.
Typically live 20-60′ feet above ground.
Can hear sounds 10 miles away.
They only see black and white.
They have 14 neck bones allowing them to rotate their heads about 270*.
Fun Facts About Barn Owls:
Barn owls are another one of my favorite species of owls. It was the first (and only!) species of owl I’ve ever been able to hold! They certainly have a unique face that you won’t forget once you’ve seen it!
Barn owls do not hoot, but they do screech and hiss.
They swallow their prey whole and cough up owl pellets instead.
There are up to 46 different races of barn owls – the smallest variety live in the Galapagos Islands.
They can catch mice in complete darkness due to their keen hearing ability.
Their feathers are not very weatherproof and will get soaked when it rains.
Their ears are in different places on each side of their head.
Fun Facts About Long Eared Owls:
Can catch prey in complete darkness.
Their hoot can be heard almost a mile away!
Lives in heavily forested areas.
They don’t build nests but use abandoned nests instead.
Long eared owls are the slimmest North American owl.
They are not territorial and defend only their nest.
They can be migratory, nomadic, or not move around at all!
Great at camouflage!
Fun Facts About Snowy Owls:
Snowy owls have become quite popular and more well-known over the last decade or so thanks to Harry Potter’s beloved Hedwig!
As males grow older they turn whiter.
Females never become completely white.
Mostly live in the Arctic in treeless open areas.
They perch on the ground watching for prey.
They only lay eggs when there is enough food supply around.
There are 19 different owl art posters in the PDF below. Just click to open it, then in your print preview you can print specific pages, or print them all! I hope you enjoy these free resources!