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Owen, Northern Saw-whet Owl
Updated 11/8/2013 10:21:47 PM 

Owen, the Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus

Northern Saw-whet Owls are part of the Strigidae family in the order Strigiformes.

Would you like to help provide Owen with a lifetime of quality care? He is currently available for adoption under our "Apopt a Raptor" program.



Owen We are thankful to have our newest resident owl, a handsome Saw-whet. He came from our friend Lynn Vaught, rehabilitator and educator with Wildlife Return in Whitefish. Struck by a car two years earlier, he arrived with the name Owen from the folks that recovered him on the roadway, and a huge coincidence as that is the name we would have chosen - that of the young son of Dale and Jennifer Manning on our Board of Directors, Owen.

Everyone loves this bird, and the most common question so far: "Is that how big they are?" I am guessing they are asking if he'll get any larger, and no. And deer don't grow up and turn into elk either, another common question in the National Parks. We hope that Owen will be with us for a while, sharing the appearances with his next-door neighbor iPod, the Pygmy-owl.


  • Date Acquired: 6/9/2012
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