Eurasian Eagle Owl

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Hans- Hans, a male Eurasian eagle owl, was hatched in 2013. The Eurasian eagle owl is native to Europe, Asia, and parts of Africa, but Hans was bred in Oregon to work as an educator.

Hans came to the ABEF several weeks after hatching and has been here ever since. He enjoys shredding enrichment and educating the public during programs throughout Southeast Alaska and parts of Canada. He interacts with visitors with low, raspy vocalizations and is often seen napping at the front of his aviary during the day.

To support his continued care and training, click this link to sponsor Hans.

Hans’ 2020 Sponsors: Julie Dye, Haines Area School’s 5th Grade Class


Northern Hawk Owl

IMG_0126Cirrus– Cirrus the Northern hawk owl (Surnia ulula) came to the Foundation in 2019 from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, Alaska.  While most species of owl are nocturnal, this elusive species is unique because they are an owl that is active during the day.  Northern hawk owls perch at the tops of evergreen and aspen trees during mid-day scanning for small rodents and birds. Cirrus is the newest member of our avian ambassador team and staff has been observing him as he settles into his new home.  He has an array of vocalizations, his most common being an ascending high-pitched screech that lets his trainers know when he’s ready to work.

To support his continued care and training, click this link to sponsor Cirrus.

Cirrus’s 2020 Sponsors: Marsha Taylor, Haines Area School’s 1st Grade Class, Duncan and Jessika Campbell-Read


Eastern Screech Owl

Dylan TwitterDylan- Dylan, an Eastern screech owl, came to the ABEF in 2010. He was treated at the Southeastern Raptor Center in Alabama for a detached retina in his right eye, which impairs his vision. He is a rufous morph, which means he is a reddish-brown color.

Dylan can fly silently from one end of his aviary to the other during training sessions and enjoys pouncing on enrichment. Sometimes he can be hard to see because he is relaxing in his nest box or camouflaging on leafy perches. Eastern screech owls are crepuscular. This means that Dylan is more active during dawn and dusk. In the evenings, he sometimes lets out his high-pitched trill.

To support his continued care and training, click this link to sponsor Dylan.

Dylan’s 2020 Sponsors: Eric Walther, Peter Valentine, Debra Adams, Cohn Family, Julie Flagg, Todd and Robin Carpentar, Peter Carlotto, Haines Area School’s Kindergarten Class,