The VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont, does a lot more than patch up injured birds and return them to the wild. We also care for dozens of permanent resident birds. Previously injured owls, hawks, eagles and songbirds -- who could not otherwise survive in the wild -- find sanctuary here at VINS, where they receive free healthcare, freshly prepared meals, and plenty of enrichment and attention.
Meet our screech owl!
One of our permanent residents is the eastern screech owl pictured here. VINS intern Priya Subbarayan will introduce you to this small owl in our video. Learn why he has one eye, and see where he lives here at VINS. If you come to VNIS, you may just seem this screech in one of our many educational programs.
Check back soon for more profiles on our permanent residents!