About Broome's beautiful Barking Owls

The Barking Owl Brome Boutique Accommodation is named in honour of our treasured local species of bird who have made our tropical retreat home.

The usual call of the Barking Owl, as its name suggests, is a remarkably doglike woof-woof. However, early settlers were startled to discover that the owl is also capable of making a very different call.

Pioneers were occasionally awoken by the terrified screams of a woman being brutally murdered in the bush — at least that’s what it sounded like. However, instead of mayhem, it was simply the alarm call of the Barking Owl, which may be repeated at intervals of several seconds or several minutes.

Read more about the Barking Owl.

Source: Birdlife Australia

Image courtesy Leon Mead.