This guide was developed by Mark Bechard, Professor of Biology with emphasis on raptor biology and a trainer of teachers in this field. Illustrations are by award-winning graphic artist Randy Swope. This guide features back-ground information about the Common Barn Owl, pellets, prey species and pellet analysis, as well as guides for classroom use of pellets. Included are teaching objectives, teaching methods, and reference materials. Worksheets on Barn Owl food habits, the food web, inquiry sheets, skeletal anatomy and common objects found in pellets are also included.