The great horned owl is classified as Secure in the current General Status of Alberta Wild Species report. See:
- Like all birds of prey in Alberta, the great horned owl is protected by the provincial Wildlife Act.
Alberta's Provincial Bird
In 1977, the children of Alberta were asked by the provincial government to select a bird to represent the province. As
the result of a province-wide vote, they selected the great horned owl as Alberta's Provincial Bird.
The great horned owl symbolizes our concern for the future of wildlife. As our Provincial Bird, the great horned owl should
remind all Albertans to manage wildlife wisely.
Updated: Apr 29, 2010