He Needs a Name!
Meet our newest avian ambassador. This delightful young male barn owl has found his way from Maryland to Caputa and will be with us as a great representative of owls and all raptors.
We recently purchased this fellow from a licensed breeder. Why? Getting an imprinted owl is better for the owl. Those that are removed from the wild and asked to be an ambassador are most frequently very stressed by their contact with humans. Owls are solitary creatures. Being in contact with humans is quite hard on them. As bird trainers learn more and more about the various species we work with, we have uncovered that imprinted owls fare the best in an ambassador’s role. Hawks, falcons and eagles all manage human contact much better than do owls.
With the bird’s best interest at heart, we acquired this little guy. He currently weighs about 560 grams (1.25 pounds), loves to eat mice, and wants a name. You can help!
We need to name this bird! And you get to be part of the fun.
Our volunteers have submitted a group of names that have been winnowed down by our Board of Directors. You get to help pick the name: vote with your dollars. The name with the most votes wins!
We will be accepting votes through 8:00 p.m. on June 26. We will announce his name at 7:00 p.m. MST on June 27!
How does it work?
Each vote costs $1.00. Click on the tab with the name you like the best. Then below Vote Here, use the down arrow by the white box and scroll down to choose the number of votes you want. Then click the yellow PayPal button to check out and pay for your votes.
Remember, each vote costs $1.00.
You can vote as many times as you like for the length of the contest.
The name that receives the most votes will be his name.