Anyone interested in seeing burrowing owls needn't do anything but ride around the village of Cape Coral to look for nests that have been well-marked with PVC pipes by the locals. The amount of protection that has been given to these wonderful small owls is great - including prohibiting construction on any property on which owls have built a nest. There is a wealth of information online, including how to photograph the burrows at a distance that does not stress the owls.
Weighing less than 6 oz, these owls are protected by the US/Canada/Mexico Migratory Bird Treaty. They are typically monogamous and will often use burrows year-after-year to nest. The burrows are often "decorated" with garbage (cigarette butts and the like) at the entrance, the purpose of which is unknown.
After a full day of shooting owls, I pulled into the local library parking lot to review my shots. I noticed this particular owl was hunting outside of the nest with prolific success. S/he looked my way after a particular large catch as if to share the moment.