Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Our Barred Owl came to Reflection Riding in the summer of 2003 from a local rehabilitator. The owl had been hit by a car. He suffered what is equivalent to a broken wrist and is unable to return to the wild.

The Barred Owl is used often in the classroom to teach school-age children the importance of animals, nature and conservation.

Fun Facts:

  • He eats one rat or several mice, six days a week.
  • The Barred Owl is the only true owl in the Eastern United States with brown eyes.
  • Barred owls get their name from the horizontal and vertical barring on their chest area.

What to Look For:

Our Barred Owl spends time in his off-exhibit mews but you can see him in the classroom or on the glove of Wildlife staff.

The Barred Owl is very alert and always aware of his surroundings.

Download more interesting information about Barred Owls!

Animal Diversity: Barred Owl
Cornell Lab of Ornithology