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“Virginia”

Eastern Screech Owl
Megascops asio

After a vehicle collision, Virginia suffered from head trauma and severe eye damage, leading to the need for rehabilitators at the Wildlife Center of Virginia to remove her left eye. She also has some damage to her right eye, making her non-releasable.
For many years, Virginia was a glove-trained education bird, featured in programs at VINS and throughout the local area. After several years as an educational ambassador, Virginia retired from educational programs in 2015 and has been enjoyed the life of an exhibit bird ever since.  She has enthusiastically taken to her exhibit, where she loves perching high in the branches and chittering at visitors who walk by. Virginia is a rufous-morph Eastern Screech Owl, with the russet orange feathers characteristic of this species in its southern range.
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Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Eastern Screech Owl, Virginia, 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