Highlight: Diesel* (Red-shouldered hawk) was retired from the sport of falconry when her handler realized she only wanted to hunt earthworms and grasshoppers instead of sizable prey. Diesel is a human imprint, which means she does not recognize her own species. If you visit on a mild autumn day, you may see the staff flying her in the meadow.
Other Resident Hawks: Mishka* & Forest (Red-tailed); Tundra (Rough-legged); Cooper & Fiat (Coopers).
Highlight: Seymour* (Great-horned owl) was brought to OBS as a nestling in the winter of 2004. She had broken her wing after falling from the nest and is unable to fly. Seymour now helps to educate people about the unique adaptations of owls.
Other Resident Owls: Monty*, Athena (Barn); Apollo & Barkley* (Barred); Winnie* , Otis & Laz* (Screech).
Highlight: Pippin* (Peregrine falcon) was struck by a vehicle in the fall of 2013 and sustained damage to one of his wings that does not allow him to fly well enough to hunt and survive in the wild. Peregrine falcons in the wild can reach speeds of up to 270 miles per hour in flight.
Other Resident Falcons: Blaze (Peregrine); Freeway* (Kestrel).
Highlight: Ted (Bald eagle) was brought to OBS in the fall of 2014 after he was struck by a vehicle. He sustained fractures to both of his wings that make him unable to fly. Ted is named after a dedicated OBS volunteer, Ted Eklund. He is a timid bird, but if you are quiet, you can view him in the enclosure that he shares with Gus, who is also a bald eagle.
Other Resident Eagles: Gus. (Named after volunteer Angus Barton)
Highlight: Kevin was rescued from the side of the road in the summer of 2016 and brought to OBS. Sometimes we do not know the reason why a bird is downed. Kevin was unable to fly at the time of his rescue. At present, he has questionable vision and survival skills. Osprey are almost exclusively fish-eaters, so if you or anyone you know enjoys fishing, please consider donating whole fish to OBS for Kevin!