Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart


Animal Educators Blog

Animal Educators Blog

The Eastern Screech Owl

Posted on January 27, 2020 at 10:50 AM

If you haven't been introduced yet, meet Ruby, our Eastern Screech Owl. 

Ruby's journey to us began in 2017. Ruby, like many other Birds of Prey, was unfortunately hit by a car and left with injuries. After a lengthy stay at a rehabilitation center, Ruby was deemed non-releaseable due to blindness in her left eye. She is unable to be released back into the wild, so one option for her was to become an Education Bird. Ruby found a home here at Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center, where she is loved and cared for every day by our Animal Education Director, Dennis Goodin. 

Eastern Screech Owls are native to the Eastern United States and can be found anywhere east of Texas. Here in North Carolina, you will find them in the Piedmont or nestled away in the evergreen or deciduous forests of the Appalachian Mountains. They are a cavity nester, meaning they find places in trees, such as old woodpecker holes, to nest in and stay out of predators sight. 

The Eastern Screech Owl can be found in 2 colors, a Gray Phase and a Red Phase (also known as Rufous). Their colors will not change like other Raptors after their first molt, if they are hatched a red phase they will continue to be a red phase. The coloring and patterns give them almost perfect camoflage against tree bark. These little owls look like a miniature version of a Great Horned Owl due to the ear tufts on top of their heads, the tufts aid in camoflage when up against a tree. 

Ruby, and many other Owls, are crepuscular birds. Meaning they are not diurnal and not nocturnal! They like to hunt during dawn and dusk and sleep during times when most of their predators are out hunting. Remember raptors are meat eaters, so these birds eat things such as mice, voles, small rats, large insects, and other small animals. 

Come meet Ruby and her Animal Educator friends at Allison Woods OLC to learn more about Birds of Prey! 

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply Plaquenil
11:40 AM on September 19, 2021 
Cheap Doxycycline Uk
Reply buy z pak online
1:49 AM on September 19, 2021 
press releases for cialis
Reply Cyncmeery
6:22 PM on September 18, 2021 
where can i buy priligy in usa
Reply Imisiolla
4:03 PM on September 18, 2021 
Reply Inwarce
12:40 AM on September 18, 2021 
Reply Gralile
9:37 PM on September 17, 2021 
Reply rithwheex
7:03 PM on September 17, 2021 - buy zithromax without prescription online
Reply Robabrapy
3:21 AM on September 17, 2021 
buy hcq online
Reply Plaquenil
10:01 PM on September 16, 2021 
cialis acheter europe
Reply Imisiolla
10:17 PM on September 15, 2021 
Reply clamige
5:39 PM on September 15, 2021 - free samples of priligy
Reply Priligy
4:48 PM on September 15, 2021 
Cialis Kosten Schweiz
Reply Curcict
5:37 AM on September 15, 2021 
Reply queenteri
7:11 PM on September 14, 2021 - lasix blood pressure
Reply clamige
6:03 PM on September 14, 2021 - priligy generic
Reply LarmFouro
10:20 AM on September 14, 2021 
purchase hydroxychloroquine sulfate
Reply buy ivermectin tablets
5:38 AM on September 13, 2021 
Cialis Overnight Shipping From Usa
Reply nupeblalp
4:05 PM on September 11, 2021 
Reply cialis prices
11:25 PM on September 10, 2021 
Macrobid Can I Purchase
Reply finasteride 1 mg no prescription needed
5:38 PM on September 10, 2021 
Where To But Viagra Without Dr.