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“Virginia”

Eastern Screech Owl
Megascops asio

After a collision with a vehicle, Virginia suffered from head trauma and severe eye damage, leading to permanent damage to her right eye and the need for rehabilitators at the Wildlife Center of Virginia to remove her left eye.  
For many years, Virginia was a glove-trained education bird, featured in programs at VINS and throughout the local area. People loved to see such a small owl up close. At times, she was a very food-motivated bird, willing to sit calmly and comfortably on the glove in exchange for food. After several years as an educational ambassador, Virginia has retired from educational programs and she has enjoyed the life of an exhibit bird ever since.
Virginia has enthusiastically taken to her new exhibit, where she loves perching high in the branches and chittering at visitors who walk by. Our Eastern Screech Owls eat mostly small mice and occasionally pieces of rat, which they hide in caches all around the enclosure. We are grateful to our volunteers who find and remove these leftovers!
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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