Raptor Ambassadors of OWL

OWL’s primary goal and mission is to rehabilitate and release sick, injured, or orphaned raptors back into the wild. However, there are some cases where a raptor suffers a permanent injury which makes them unable to survive in the wild and they adjust well to human contact. These birds are given another chance to help their species by becoming Educational Ambassadors (helping to educate the public about raptors and environmental conservation) or by becoming foster parents to orphaned babies and companions to other raptors going through our facility.

OWL would never be where it’s at today without the help of these special staff members.

Sponsor a Raptor

OWL’s Sponsor-a-Raptor program allows a person, family, or organization to sponsor one or more of our permanent residents. You will receive a certificate that includes a picture of the raptor you have sponsored, their story, and a tax receipt. If this is a gift, please email OWL at info@owlrehab.ca with the name you would like on the Sponsorship Certificate, the address of who will be receiving it, and any other special instructions. For the tax receipt, if you wish to receive it, please provide your name and address so we can send it separately to you or please let us know if you wish to have the tax receipt in the gift recipient’s name and be included with the Sponsorship Certificate. If no information is provided, no tax receipt will be sent..

Please Note: You will not have any physical interaction with the bird if you sponsor a raptor.

Single Raptor Sponsorship – $30

Double Cage Mate Sponsorship – $40

To sponsor a raptor or cage mates, please click the button below their descriptions.

Front Education Raptor Ambassadors

These birds reside at the front of OWL’s property and are viewable during tours and Onsite Education Programs. All of these raptors are non-releasable to the wild, but due to the fact they are kept in captivity with very little stress (regular food, no enemies, or competition for food), they can live double or triple their regular lifespan. They contribute to OWL by helping raise orphaned babies or by simply providing company to newly arrived injured birds that are having trouble being in captivity during their treatment and they are an important part of educating the public about raptors.

Eagles

Daddy

Big Daddy
 Bald Eagle (Male)

Date of Arrival: August 2008
Location Found: Yukon
Injury: Missing tip of left wing

Click Here to Sponsor Big Daddy
Flash

Flash
 Bald Eagle (Male)

Date of Arrival: March 2005
Location Found: Vancouver Island
Injury: Emaciated and broken left wing at shoulder

Click Here to Sponsor Flash

Falcons

Tiana

Aladdin
Merlin (Male)

Date of Arrival: July 2017
Location Found: 103 Mile House
Injury: Young; Found during forest fire with broken right wing

Click Here to Sponsor Aladdin
Ariel

Ariel
Peregrine Falcon (Female)

Date of Arrival: July 2003
Location Found: New Westminster
Injury: Hit by train; Missing right wing tip

Click Here to Sponsor Ariel
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Chilko
Prairie Falcon (Male)

Date of Arrival: October 2014
Location Found: Castlegar
Injury: Infected wound on right wing on webbing, which migrated to the bone; Missing right wing tip

Click Here to Sponsor Chilko

Hawks

Horus

Horus
Northern Goshawk (Male)

Date of Arrival: September 2015
Location Found: Cranbrook
Injury: Paralysis and broken right shoulder (coracoid/scapula)

Click Here to Sponsor Horus
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Pharaoh
Northern Goshawk (Male)

Date of Arrival: October 2016
Location Found: Terrace
Injury: Found running on ground with a broken left wing near elbow; Was already calcified when he arrived

Click Here to Sponsor Pharaoh
Horus & Pharaoh

Cage Mate Sponsorship

Click Here to Sponsor Horus and Pharaoh
Stella

Stella
Red-Tailed Hawk (Female)

Date of Arrival: June 2006
Location Found: Delta – Next to OWL’s property
Injury: Hit by car causing broken right wing; Originally released in 2003 after going through our facility

Click Here to Sponsor Stella
Rusty

Rusty
Rough-Legged Hawk (Female)

Date of Arrival: November 2006
Location Found: Cranbrook
Injury: Hit by a car causing broken right wing

Click Here to Sponsor Rusty
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Cage Mate Sponsorship

Click Here to Sponsor Stella and Rusty

Owls

Cessna
Barn Owl (Male)

Date of Arrival: October 2009
Location Found: YVR
Injury: Hit by plane

Click Here to Sponsor Cessna

Connie
Barn Owl (Female)

Date of Arrival: 2019
Location Found: Transferred from the Ministry
Injury: Illegally held captive

Click Here to Sponsor Connie
Dino

Dino
Barred Owl (Male)

Date of Arrival: May 2008
Location Found: WildArc on Vancouver Island
Injury: Trauma to right wing, which has caused feathers not to grow properly

Click Here to Sponsor Dino
Winston

Winston Churchowl
Great Grey Owl (Male)

Date of Arrival: May 2015
Location Found: Smithers
Injury: Broken left wing

Click Here to Sponsor Winston Churchowl
Blinkey

Blinkey
Great Horned Owl (Male)

Date of Arrival: August 1984
Location Found: Richmond
Injury: Electrocution causing damage to right wing

Click Here to Sponsor Blinkey
Casper

Casper
Great Horned Owl (Female)

Date of Arrival: August 1999
Location Found: Prince George
Injury: Possibly caught in a snap trap; Found with broken right wing and missing talons on left foot

Click Here to Sponsor Casper
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Cage Mate Sponsorship

Click Here to Sponsor Blinkey and Casper
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Jewel
Snowy Owl (Female)

Date of Arrival: March 2020
Location Found: Port McNeill
Injury: Broken left wing; Missing left wing tip

Click Here to Sponsor Jewel

Turkey Vultures

Angus

Angus
Turkey Vulture (Male)

Date of Arrival: October 2011
Location Found: Cranbrook
Injury: Broken left wing

Chuck

Chuck
Turkey Vulture (Male)

Date of Arrival: November 2004
Location Found: Puntledge River (Vancouver Island)
Injury: Hit by car causing a broken left wing

Click Here to Sponsor Chuck
Precious

Precious
Turkey Vulture (Female)

Date of Arrival: October 2002
Location Found: Rossland
Injury: Broken right wing

Click Here to Sponsor Precious
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Cage Mate Sponsorship

Click Here to Sponsor Chuck and Precious

Offsite Education Raptor Ambassadors

These birds accompany OWL Educators or Volunteers to schools, other education events, or offsite displays as ambassadors for their species and are the ones you will meet during educational programs and displays. While back in their homes at OWL on their days off, they are off limits to the public for viewing. They are only viewable once a year onsite during our annual Open House. To make sure their field trips are less stressful, they are all “gloved-trained” and have been acclimatized to groups of humans using falconry techniques.

Eagles

Sonsie

Sonsie
Bald Eagle (Male)

Date of Arrival: July 2002
Location Found: Yukon
Injury: Imprinted on humans as a baby

Click Here to Sponsor Sonsie
Pygar

Pygar
Golden Eagle (Male)

Date of Arrival: October 2009
Location Found: Fort St. James
Injury: Multiple breaks in left wing and emaciated

Falcons

Willa for website

Willa
American Kestrel (Female)

Date of Arrival: June 2021
Location Found: Fort Langley
Injury: Young; Broken left wing

atlas

Atlas
Peregrine Falcon (Male)

Date of Arrival: June 2018
Location Found: Chilliwack
Injury: Emaciated and hit by train causing a broken right wrist

Hawks

Harley

Harley
Red-Tailed Hawk (Female)

Date of Arrival: January 2014
Location Found: Prince Rupert
Injury: Already healed broken right wing

Flinger

Flinger
Roadside Hawk (Female)

Date of Arrival: June 1997
Location Found: Hope
Injury: Illegally held captive, malnourished, and non-native to Canada

Click Here to Sponsor Flinger
Bob

Bob
Swainson’s Hawk (Male)

Date of Arrival: January 2018
Location Found: Kelowna
Injury: Hit by car; Didn’t adapt to being blind in right eye

Pheonix

Phoenix
Harris Hawk (Female)

Date of Arrival: August 2010
Injury: Ex-falconry bird

Owls

Alba

Alba
Barn Owl (Female)

Date of Arrival: May 2011
Location Found: Delta
Injury: Fell out of nest and broke right wing near the shoulder

Sarah

Sarah
Barn Owl (Female)

Date of Arrival: June 2007
Location Found: Northwest Raptors in Duncan
Injury: Captive bred and imprinted

Click Here to Sponsor Sarah
Cricket

Cricket
Boobook Owl (Female)

Date of Arrival: September 2015
Location Found: Smithers
Injury: Captive bred at another facility and non-native to Canada

Barbie
Great Horned Owl (Female)

Date of Arrival: November 2019
Location Found: Langley
Injury: Caught in barbed wire fencing; Left wing seized

Luna

Luna
Western Screech Owl (Male)

Date of Arrival: September 2015
Location Found: Smithers
Injury: Captive bred at another facility

Click Here to Sponsor Luna

Turkey Vulture

Victor

Victor
Turkey Vulture (Male)

Date of Arrival: August 2009
Location Found: Egmont
Injury: Hit by car causing broken left wing. Was already calcified when he arrived.

Non-Viewable Raptor Ambassadors

These birds work behind the scenes to help foster orphaned babies and to sometimes provide company to some of the older injured raptors who are going through the rehab process when they are having problems adapting to being in captivity during their stay at OWL. Although they are not viewable to the public in any way, they still have an important job to do at OWL. They are sometimes featured on our Social Media pages, so be sure to keep an eye out for them there.

Falcons

Belle (2)

Belle
Gyr-Peregrine Falcon (Female)

Date of Arrival: August 2017
Location Found: Maple Ridge
Injury: Emaciated; Non-releasable due to being captive bred

Click Here to Sponsor Belle
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Cole
Gyr-Peregrine Falcon (Male)

Date of Arrival: July 2010
Injury: Ex-falconry bird who had a broken right wing

Click Here to Sponsor Cole

Owls

Hooty
Barred Owl (Male)

Date of Arrival: 2019
Location Found: Transferred from the Ministry
Injury: Illegally held captive

Opa
Great Horned Owl (Male)

Date of Arrival: January 2016
Location Found: Creston
Injury: Hit by car causing broken left and right wing

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