Superb Owl Sunday!

While much of America will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 7th, true birders are gearing up for that day's real event, Superb Owl Sunday! Owl fans everywhere will spend the day (and owls being owls, the night) celebrating these marvels of the avian world.

And we want you to join in! Share your favorite owl pictures with us at Pasadena Audubon, and we can share them with the world via our social media outlets. Here are some of the great Superb Owl photos we've already received...

Burrowing Owlet, Chino CA. Photo by Kathryn DegnerBurrowing Owlet, Chino CA. Photo by Kathryn Degner

Great Horned Owlet, Santa Fe Dam. Photo by Kathryn DegnerGreat Horned Owlet, Santa Fe Dam. Photo by Kathryn Degner

Burrowing Owlets, Chino CA. Photo by Kathryn DegnerBurrowing Owlets, Chino CA. Photo by Kathryn Degner

Great-horned Owl, LA Arboretum. Photo by Tom MillsGreat-horned Owl, LA Arboretum. Photo by Tom Mills

Elf Owl, Hereford, AZ. Photo by Tom MillsElf Owl, Hereford, AZ. Photo by Tom Mills

Long-eared Owl, San Dimas, CA. Photo by Tom MillsLong-eared Owl, San Dimas, CA.

Great-horned Owl, Pasadena, CA. Photo by Tom MillsGreat-horned Owl, Pasadena, CA. Photo by Tom Mills

Burrowing Owl, Ontario, CA. Photo by Tom MillsBurrowing Owl, Ontario, CA. Photo by Tom Mills

Screech Owl. Photo by Tom MillsScreech Owl. Photo by Tom Mills

Long-eared Owl. Photo by Linda ZinnLong-eared Owl. Photo by Linda Zinn

Snowy Owl, Bloomington, Illinois. Photo by Steve ZehnerSnowy Owl, Bloomington, Illinois. Photo by Steve Zehner

Burrowing Owl, Hahamongna Park, Pasadena. Photo by Mickey LongBurrowing Owl, Hahamongna Park, Pasadena. Photo by Mickey Long

Long-eared Owl, Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Photo by Mickey LongLong-eared Owl, Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Photo by Mickey Long

Spotted Owl, Cottonwood Canyon, Pasadena. Photo by Mickey LongSpotted Owl, Cottonwood Canyon, Pasadena. Photo by Mickey Long

Short-eared Owl, central Illinois. Photo by Steve ZehnerShort-eared Owl, central Illinois. Photo by Steve Zehner

Short-eared Owl, central Illinois. Photo by Steve ZehnerShort-eared Owl, central Illinois. Photo by Steve Zehner

Short-eared Owl, central Illinois. Photo by Steve ZehnerShort-eared Owl, central Illinois. Photo by Steve Zehner

Short-eared Owl, central Illinois. Photo by Steve ZehnerShort-eared Owl, central Illinois. Photo by Steve Zehner

Owlets, Thousand Palms. Photo by Merrilee FellowsOwlets, Thousand Palms. Photo by Merrilee Fellows

Western Screech Owl, Santa Susana Field. Photo by Merrilee FellowsWestern Screech Owl, Santa Susana Field. Photo by Merrilee Fellows

Photo by Ed StonickPhoto by Ed Stonick

Photo by Susan HopkinsPhoto by Susan Hopkins

Photo by Jon ImamuraPhoto by Jon Imamura

Great Horned Owlets, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max BrennerGreat Horned Owlets, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max Brenner

Great Horned Owlets, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max BrennerGreat Horned Owlets, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max Brenner

Great Horned Owl, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max BrennerGreat Horned Owl, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max Brenner

Great Horned Owlet, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max BrennerGreat Horned Owlet, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max Brenner

Great Horned Owls, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max BrennerGreat Horned Owls, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max Brenner

Great Horned Owls, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max BrennerGreat Horned Owls, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max Brenner

Great Horned Owl, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max BrennerGreat Horned Owl, Lower Arroyo Seco. Photo by Max Brenner

Great Horned Owl, Anza Borrego, CA. Photo by Barbara GoldeenGreat Horned Owl, Anza Borrego, CA. Photo by Barbara Goldeen

Great Horned Owlet, Yorba Linda, CA. Photo by Caleb PetersonGreat Horned Owlet, Yorba Linda, CA. Photo by Caleb Peterson (@bird_alicious)

Great Horned Owlet, Huntington Beach, CA. Photo by Caleb PetersonGreat Horned Owlet, Huntington Beach, CA. Photo by Caleb Peterson (@bird_alicious)

Burrowing Owl, Ontario, CA. Photo by Caleb PetersonBurrowing Owl, Ontario, CA. Photo by Caleb Peterson (@bird_alicious)

Barn Owl, Lakeview, CA. Photo by Caleb PetersonBarn Owl, Lakeview, CA. Photo by Caleb Peterson (@bird_alicious)

Burrowing Owl, Ventura, CA. Photo by Caleb PetersonBurrowing Owl, Ventura, CA. Photo by Caleb Peterson (@bird_alicious)

Owl near Ontario, CA airport. Photo by Genessi TorresOwl near Ontario, CA airport. Photo by Genessi Torres

Burrowing Owl. Photo by Jerry EwingBurrowing Owl. Photo by Jerry Ewing

Long-eared Owl. Photo by Jerry EwingLong-eared Owl. Photo by Jerry Ewing

Burrowing Owls. Photo by Jerry EwingBurrowing Owls. Photo by Jerry Ewing

Barn Owl. Photo by Jerry EwingBarn Owl. Photo by Jerry Ewing

Great Horned Owl, North Hollywood. Photo by Karen MinkowskiGreat Horned Owl, North Hollywood. Photo by Karen Minkowski

Black-and-white Owls, Costa Rica. Edward StonickBlack-and-white Owls, Costa Rica. Edward Stonick

Burrowing Owl, Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR. Photo by Jim MargitanBurrowing Owl, Sonny Bono Salton Sea NWR. Photo by Jim Margitan

Great Horned Owl, Huntington Library. Photo by Jim MargitanGreat Horned Owl, Huntington Library. Photo by Jim Margitan

Great Horned Owl juvenile, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. Photo by Jim MargitanJuvenile Great Horned Owl, Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve. Photo by Jim Margitan

Oriental Bay Owl, Borneo. Photo by George ReichOriental Bay Owl, Borneo. Photo by George Reich

Torotoroka Scops Owl, Madagascar. Photo by George ReichTorotoroka Scops Owl, Madagascar. Photo by George Reich

Torotoroka Scops Owl, Madagascar. Photo by George ReichTorotoroka Scops Owl, Madagascar. Photo by George Reich

Western Screech Owl, Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre. Photo by Jim MargitanWestern Screech Owl, Bailey Canyon Park in Sierra Madre. Photo by Jim Margitan

Colima Pygmy-Owl by Lois BrunetColima Pygmy-Owl. Photo by Lois Brunet

Great Horned Owl by Chris SpurgeonGreat Horned Owl. Photo by Chris Spurgeon

Burrowing Owl by Lois BrunetBurrowing Owl. Photo by Lois Brunet

African Scops Owl by Lois BrunetAfrican Scops Owl. Photo by Lois Brunet

Flammulated Owl by Chris SpurgeonFlammulated Owl. Photo by Chris Spurgeon

Submit your Superb Owl!

Have a Superb Owl photo you want the world to see? Send it to loisb.pas@gmail.com.(*)

The history of Superb Owl Day

Like any well-beloved holiday, the origins of Superb Owl Sunday are lost in the mists of time. But many SuperbOwl-ologists credit this 2014 episode of The Colbert Report with driving the holiday into the mainstream...The Colbert Report

(*) By sending us your owl photos you acknowledge that it's ok for Pasadena Audubon to use them (with credit) in its online and print communication. You also acknowledge that you have the legal right to authorize the use of the image(s). If possible please include the species of owl(s) in the photo, where the photo was taken, and who should be credited with the photo.