Burrowing Owl
Athene cunicularia


The Burrowing Owl is a buffy-colored, long-legged owl with large, yellow eyes. This diurnal species can be seen sitting in open areas in small family groups, apparently unphased by the hot afternoon sun. Burrowing Owls are much loved by the native islanders and appear on Aruba’s currency and postal stamps. Sadly, their populations seem to have declined greatly.

Watch a short video of Burrowing Owls on Aruba.