Baron von Screech
Eastern Screech Owl
Baron was hit by a car. Wildlife rehabilitators found that damage to his right eye was severe and the eye was then removed for his health.
Hatch Year: 2014
Weight: 3-4 ounces
Wingspan: 19-24 in
Lifespan in the Wild: 10 years
Lifespan in Captivity: 15 years
Fun Fact: As Baron von Screech only has one eye, he bobs his head from side to side to focus his eye and ears.
About my Species: Common in Wisconsin, Screech Owls are recognized by their trilling call, instead of a hoot. Their colors allow them to camouflage in with their natural environment. Screech owl feathers blend in nearly perfectly with tree bark, effectively making them disappear when nesting in tree cavities.