Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)

Cedar is named for the red-barked cedar trees that her species is famous for camouflaging in!

Eastern Screech Owls come in two color morphs: grey or red. This fiery looking owl was rescued by the Raptor Conservation Alliance in Nebraska in 2018. Although we don’t know exactly how she was injured, we suspect she might have been hit by a vehicle. She had been found with a badly fractured humerus in her right wing.

Although RCA tried very hard to return this little owl to the wild, she never quite regained full range of motion in her right wing and couldn’t fly well enough. The amazing team at Nature’s Educators took this little one in as an Educational Ambassador for a few years after that, and gave her a wonderful home.

RMRP is absolutely ecstatic that our amazing friends at Nature’s Educators decided to transfer this Eastern Screech Owl to RMRP to join the ranks of our Educational Ambassadors. We are so thankful for our friendships and professional networking with other organizations to make sure birds are getting the care and living arrangements that they need!

This little owl is a staple in our environmental outreach with her good looks and charismatic personality.