Owls and Others

AmadanAmadan – Her whole name is Amadan Ban Bheag, which is Gaelic for ‘Little White Fool’. Amadan hatched on April 1st of 2013. She is a captive bred Barn owl and is a wonderful education ambassador.   She helps us to teach about rodent poison and its impact on wild raptor populations.  Barn owls are found throughout the United States and in many areas around the world.

 

 

 

 

Cailleach2Cailleach (pronounced Kay-leesh) –  A 2005 Eurasian Eagle owl, her name means ‘Wise Woman’ or ‘Crone’ in Gaelic. Eurasian Eagle owls are the largest species of owl in the world. Her wing span is near six feet! She is considered an average size for this species weighing in at six pounds. (Sounds light? Try placing a five pound sack of flour on your left wrist and hold it there.) Cailleach is a favorite at educational events and also moonlights in bird abatement. She is afraid of little wheels and umbrellas.  Eurasian Eagle owls are found through the central Eastern Hemisphere from Denmark to Manchuria.

 

 

 

Rocky the Baby – A 2016 Eurasian Eagle owl male. Eurasian Eagle owls are the largest species of owl in the world. Eurasian Eagle owls are found through the central Eastern Hemisphere from Denmark to Manchuria.

 

 

 

 

 

GeorgeAnderson 18May14 013Zopi – His full name is Zopilote Cathartes and he is a 2013 Yellow Headed Vulture. Sweet and silly, he will always bring a smile to your face. Lesser Yellow headed vultures are found in the savannas of South America.  Vultures are not used for falconry but do play an important role in our ecosystems world wide.  Vultures are on the decline throughout the world due to may factors, including lead poisoning and pharmaceuticals used on cattle.

 

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