Spooky is our resident Barred Owl. Spooky came to ORC in 2007 from another rehabilitation center as an adult bird. Because there is no definitive way to age a bird, and Spooky came to us with his adult plumage, we do not know his age. Spooky lives with Flame.


Barred Owls are a nocturnal owl. They have naturally migrated and made home on the West Coast. They are a stronger, more aggressive specie than our native Spotted Owl, which will most likely become extinct because of their habitats and territories being encroached on by Barred Owls. Barred Owls live in heavily forested areas.