Guthrie County Barn Owls

six young barn owls rescued Admission Date: 20 July 2015
Outcome: 3 August 2015 soft release from Whiterock Hack Tower
Location of Rescue: Guthrie County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Nest destruction
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories

A farmer in Guthrie County went to stir the corn in one of his grain bins and out flew a barn owl. He said he’d seen one owl fly out of the bin before, but didn’t think anything of it. This time, he opened the roof hatch and saw 6 young barn owls. These owls were immediately rescued. They won’t need us for long… two are already wanting to fly.


12 August 2015
Food placed in the tower is disappearing... need to place trail camera inside to confirm who is taking / eating.

3 August 2015
The owl's access hole to the outside was opened up. The owls are free to come and go. Supplemental food will be provided until we are assured the owls are no longer needing.

29 July 2015
The other two from this brood are now at the tower, too.

25 July 2015
Four of the six have been put in the hack tower at Whiterock Conservancy. The hack tower at Whiterock Conservancy cannot be used for osprey as there is an eagle nest too near. The tower was repaired and renovated in May 2015 for barn owls.

Video from inside the hack tower…