Menlo short-eared owl

short-eared owl Admission Date: 23 January 2018
Outcome: Released14 March 2018 at Dunbar Slough in Greene Co
Location of Rescue: Near Menlo, IA in Guthrie County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Suspect was hit by a vehicle
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories

This short-eared owl was found on the road near Menlo, IA, and has fractured “finger bones” or phalanges. There is also bruising in the wing as it is droopy.

Short-eared owls are an Iowa endangered species primarily due to habitat loss. Short-eared owls are grassland birds and ground nesters.


17 February 2018
This owl is a flight pen.

8 March 2018
This is one of two short-eared owls that is ready for release.