Polk Co adult barred owl

adult barred Admission Date: 9 May 2018
Outcome: Released, 3 August 2018, along North Raccoon River
Location of Rescue: Polk County
Cause of Admission / Condition: Suspected collision with window
Patient Status: Patient Archive

This barred owl was rescued with the help of our songbird rehab friend Jenni and her apprentice. They provided overnight care until the owl could be transferred to SOAR. The owl was found laying on the ground on its back. Word is that the owl flew into a window – don’t often hear of owls hitting windows.

The owl is slightly thin, no fractures but bruising around the cere (that fleshy part at the top of the beak) and likely had a headache!