Maple - Barred Owl
Maple was admitted in March 2018 when she was just a few days old, small enough to fit in your palm! She had a broken leg bone and the Center’s veterinarian put a small pin in her leg to help it set properly. Luckily, the leg healed enough that she can stand, but not enough that she could catch and hold prey in the wild.
Gopher - Burrowing Owl
Gopher was brought to us from Kenansville in Osceola County, Florida in 2015. He had multiple fractures in his right wing. His injuries were possibly caused by entanglement with a barbed wire fence located close to his burrow. His name "Gopher" reminds us that burrowing owls burrow in the ground, much like gopher tortoises, which are a threatened species in Florida.
Henry - Great Horned Owl
Henry was brought to the Center in July 2019 from Geneva, FL as a fledgling. Radiology exams revealed a previously fractured ulna that had healed incorrectly. Possible causes are a fall from the nest or being stepped on in the nest by a parent or sibling. Although Henry is partially flighted, he is not a strong enough flier to survive in the wild. Henry is a glove trained bird and one of the Center’s Audubon Ambassador birds educating the public on Great Horned Owls and the conservation of their habitat.
Billie Owlish - Eastern Screech-Owl
Billie Owlish arrived at the Center as a pre-fledgling in June 2020 with double eye infections. Due to tremendous care provided by our Clinic staff, one eye was saved, but the other was surgically removed. Due to her young age, and lack of experience in the wild, coupled with limited vision, she could not be released into the wild. She loves to trill, and her favorite snack is mealworms. Billie was named by supporter, and winner of our Wind Beneath Our Wings 2021 auction, Gary Comer, after singer and songwriter, Billie Eilish.
Sanford - Eastern Screech Owl
Sanford can be found perched in the Raptor Trauma Clinic window when he is at the Center. He was rescued in 2011 when he was only a few days old. He suffered from a broken wing, which although healed, isn’t strong enough for him to survive in the wild. Sanford is a guest favorite and even has his own social media sites—find him at Sanford the Eastern Screech Owl on Facebook or SanfordofCBOP on Instagram