* Cape Coral has the largest population of burrowing owls in the state, with 1,000 nesting sites

* One of the smallest owls, it weighs 5 to 8.5 ounces, with a height of 7 1/2 to 11 inches

* Of 171 species of owls worldwide, it is the only one that lives underground, and they dig their own burrows

* Cape Coral has upward of 2,500 burrows, but not all are actively being used

* While some of the Western species migrate, the burrowing owls in Cape Coral do not

* The best time to see the owls is in Juanuary through June, or April through June for the chicks