On their way out Victor and Mother got a pamphlet with info and the address of the facilities. So on our way to Vancouver yesterday, we passed by to get a closer look at the beautiful birds. (The facilities and place itself is huge!) OWL is made up mostly of volunteers and have been funded solely by the public's donation with no government funding for over four years now. Yeah. They're pretty cool. Oh! By the way, you can click on that link and take a virtual tour of the place and "meet" the birds!
If you're ever in Delta, I'd definitely recommend swinging by this place for an afternoon. It was definitely worth the trip.
Sonsie the Bald Eagle.
Scooter- Western Screech Owl.
Nelson - Peregrine Falcon.
Chance - Great Horned Owl.
Stella- Red Tail Hawk.
Katie - American Kestrel.
Sarah- Barn Owl.
Flash and Curly - Bald Eagles
Demon and Daisy - Barred Owls.
While I was up front photographing and peeking through the cages, a volunteer came up the path and announced to everyone that an eagle was about to be released. If we wanted to see, we could come up to the front ... Of course I wanted to see this!
The boy holding Bob (said eagle) was part of the rescue team that answered the call for help with an eagle that had fallen into a pond. He swam out to the bird and brought him back to the van. Bob was emaciated and weak. After about a month of TLC and nutritious food, Bob was healthy, strong and ready to be released into the wild.
And off he goes ... safe travels Bob!
Ariel and Gunther - Peregrine Falcons.
Kermit and Serenity - Snowy Owls
Big Daddy - Bald Eagle.
We had a wonderful time and we all really enjoyed the trip.
I've put links on the names of all the birds if you'd like to read more about them, how they ended up at OWL and when/if they will be released.