Attracting barn owls to your property
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The barn owl (Tyto alba) is perhaps the rarest of six owl species that are year-round residents in Missouri. Whether you live in an agriculture area or in suburban or urban community, owls are a valuable species to have on your property. Barn owls are among the most effective predators of all birds of prey, yet their value to agriculture is often underestimated. They eat large numbers of rodents such as voles, rats and mice that cause damage to agricultural crops, livestock feeds and farm buildings.
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