Everyone knows that the bird watching is terrific in the Portal, Arizona area by day. What a lot of people do not know is that it can be equally exciting at night. At least 12 species of owls inhabit the area. Barn Owls, Great Horned Owls, Western Screech-Owls, Whiskered Screech-Owls, Northern Pygmy-Owls, Burrowing Owls, Mexican Spotted Owls, and Long-eared Owls are all permanent residents in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. Flammulated Owls and Elf Owls spend the summers and breed here. Short-eared Owls and Northern Saw-whet Owls spend the winters in the area. Overall it is a pretty owlly place we live in.