THE GREAT OWL HUNT
Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation – Hide and Screech Park Scavenger hunt
In the summer of 2021, the Hillsborough County Parks and recreation Department will be releasing 10
bronze owls across the county’s 170 parks. Hide and Screech is intended to give residents a fun new
way to discover the county’s Parks, Recreation Centers, and Athletic Complexes.
Some general helpful hints
1. Use the pictures to assist in your hunt.
2. Use the park locator located at
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3. The county quadrants are divided North and South by I- 4 and East and West by I
4. Use the first hint to try and find the owl using the tips above. If you need, click on
the second hidden hint for even more hints.
5. Each owl has a token with a QR code near it in case you find the owl in the park
and want to find more.
Happy Hunting – Find them all!
Some interesting Screech owl facts-
- There are three ecotypes, or colors, of screech owls – Red, Brown, and Gray
- The Tampa Bay Area is one Florida’s largest populations of Screech Owls
- Screech Owls are at home around humans – listen and looks for them at night
- They are Florida’s smallest Owl
- The feed on rodents and roaches – Yay!
- Build or buy a screech owl house to get free pest control for your home
- Call Screech Owls to your yard by playing owl calls at night - available free online
Owls released in the summer of 2021 are on the following pages
Quadrant : NW
Hint 1: Sit next to me in the new playground on the wall – come one come all. This park has one of
everything for people of all abilities.
Click for Hint 2
Hint 1: Under the oaks at this popular park a dinosaur is among many of my friends in the large