Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech Owl

Our gray-morph Eastern Screech Owl came from a rehab facility in Joelton, Tennessee. He suffered a trauma that has left him unable to fly well enough to hunt in the wild.

Our red-morph Eastern Screech Owl came from a rehab facility in Elizabethton, Tennessee. He was most likely hit by a car, causing permanent corneal damage so that one eye no longer functions.

Fun Facts:

  • Eastern Screech Owls are the smallest “tufted” owls in the Eastern United States.
  • Eastern Screech Owls are almost entirely nocturnal, unlike other owls that are sometimes active during the day.
  • Eastern Screech owls have been known to dive-bomb humans who get too close to their nests.

What to look for:

  • An adult Eastern Screech Owl weighs only 4 ounces but it is fierce – they are called the Napoleon of the woods
  • Our gray-morph screech is very alert and constantly watching.
  • Our red-morph screech is very laid-back and usually falls asleep on the glove.

Download more interesting information about Eastern Screech Owls!

Animal Diversity: Eastern Screech Owl
Cornell Lab of Ornithology