Barred Owl Troy 1

“Troy”

Barred Owl 
Strix varia

Troy is one of the glove-trained birds featured in VINS educational programs.  After a collision with a car, Troy’s severe head injury left him blind in his left eye and abnormally unafraid of people.  He was slow to respond to danger and would not have been able to survive in the wild.   In 2013, Troy came to VINS to begin training to be an educational ambassador. 
The training was enormously successful, and Troy is now one of the most dependable of our education birds.  He is stoic and calm on the glove, perching there for a remarkably long time without the slightest complaint.  He often visits schools, ski resorts, and libraries during outreach programs, where he is always met with enthusiasm.  As he watches the world around him with his huge, dark eyes, it’s easy to see the origin of the phrase “wise old owl”!
The Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation ensures that our education birds have comfortable living quarters, biannual health checks, and a variety of nutritious foods.
Barred Owl Troy 2
Barred Owl Troy 3

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Barred Owl, Troy, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour