The barred owl is classified as Sensitive in the General Status of Alberta Wild Species report. See:
Also see the Status of the Barred Owl in Alberta report at:
Alberta’s Endangered Species Conservation Committee (ESCC) identified the barred owl as a Species of Special Concern—a species
that without human intervention may soon become threatened with extinction. See:
- Like all birds of prey in Alberta, the barred owl is protected by the provincial Wildlife Act.
- This species requires large blocks of mature dense forests that are threatened by forest fragmentation.