Balsas Screech-Owl is nocturnal, like other species of screech-owl. There is very little information on the behavior of Balsas Screech-Owl, although no doubt most aspects of its behavior are similar to those of congeners. Alba-Zúñiga et al. (2009) note that the highest frequency of vocalizations in Balsas Screech-Owls during the dry season occurs in October and the lowest frequency in February; they used these data to evaluate habitat use. However, they also acknowledged the possibility that, like many owls, vocalizations may change seasonally and with environmental conditions.