Echo the Eastern Screech Owl

Echo the Eastern Screech Owl

 

Meet Echo

Hatched in 2002, Echo unfortunately became orphaned when her nest tree was cut down. She was raised by well-meaning people who thought that they could release her back into the wild when she was old enough. Unfortunately, she became imprinted on people and does not know how to survive in the wild.

The Eastern Screech Owl

• Favourite Snacks: Eastern Screech-Owls eat most kinds of small animals, including birds and mammals as well as surprisingly large numbers of invertebrates, including earthworms, insects, crayfish, tadpoles, frogs, and lizards.
• Breeding: Screech Owls prefer forest habitats and cannot survive if all the trees are removed. They readily recolonize areas when the trees are replanted, especially if nest boxes are provided.
• Special Talents: When threatened, if a Screech Owl is unable to retreat back into its nest cavity, it will pull in all of its feathers, stand up tall, close its eyes and put up its ear tuffs so that they look like a branch on the tree.