Hospers arctic phase great horned owl

arctic phase GHO Admission Date: 28 January 2018
Outcome: Released 11 April 2018 near Hawarden, Iowa
Location of Rescue: Hospers, Iowa, Sioux County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Undetermined / grounded
Patient Status: Patient Archive, Success Stories

This beautiful great horned owl is a winter visitor and his arctic phase coloring tells us so (notice how white the feathers are?). This owl is favoring one leg. Thanks to Alex and Heart the Wild for the rescue.


22 February 2018
This owl is putting weight on both legs evenly now. Will go to the flight pen soon.

27 February 2018
Hospers GHO is in the flight pen.