WILLOW, saw-whet owl
Willow, a Northern Saw-Whet Owl, was hit by a car during fall migration and brought to Hawk Creek. He sustained an injury to his eye that has left him partially blind and unable to be released back into the wild. While hunting, owls often fly low across roads focused only on their prey, not on approaching vehicles. Collisions with vehicles account for over 60% of the injuries to raptors admitted to rehabilitation facilities.
OAKLEY, eastern screech owl
Oakley is an Eastern Screech Owl who was hit by a car which left him unable to fly properly. He was part of the owl rescue of 2019 and upon arrival was thin and infested with parasites. With proper care Oakley has thrived at Hawk Creek and quickly displayed his calm, laid back personality. This demeanor has allowed him to become a wonderful foster parent for orphaned screech owls. He is also a guest favorite at our education programs.
MOSS, eastern screech owl
Moss, an Eastern Screech Owl, was hit by a car and suffered permanent damage to his right eye. He was one of the six owls rescued together in 2019. Upon arrival Moss was thin and parasite infested. After eight weeks of quarantine and intensive care, he is now thriving. With a quiet personality and incredible camouflage, it is easy to understand how people often walk past this common owl species without seeing them in the wild!
LUNA, barn owl
This male Barn Owl was hatched at Hawk Creek. A favorite in our education programs, he enchants audiences with his delicate beauty. Barn Owls have been associated with the supernatural, witchcraft, omens, and even death. Many ghost stories are believed to have originated from encounters with them. With their light undersides, dark eyes, screams, and “glowing” properties, it can be enough to frighten anyone! His role here is to dispel these myths through education. He joined our Conservation Breeding Program in 2021.
HERA, barn owl
Hera came to us from Arizona with a permanent wing injury which made him non-releasable. She has hatched and raised dozens of owlets that have been released through our re-introduction program and many others have been sent to other wildlife centers for education or breeding programs. Captive breeding programs along with habitat conservation are vital to maintaining sustainable populations of barn owls. Hera is not on exhibit.