Amadan – 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.
Cailleach (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.
Hamish Macbeth – A 2017 Eastern Screech Owl, gray morph. Newly acquired, Hamish will help us show how small owls can really get. He is a captive bred owl and was hatched out on April 29th, 2017. We are all looking forward to show off this pint size owl. Common east of the Rockies in woods, suburbs, and parks, the Eastern Screech-Owl is found wherever trees are, and they’re even willing to nest in backyard nest boxes. These supremely camouflaged birds hide out in nooks and tree crannies through the day, so train your ears and listen for them at night.
Zopi – His full name is Zopilote Cathartes and he is a 2013 Lesser 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.