One of the cool things about visiting wildlife education facilities is the opportunity to see species that we don’t have here in Colorado. Such is the case with Wicket, a Barred Owl.
Wicket was found with an injured wing, rehabbed, and taught to be an educational bird. He put on a nice little flight show for us.
In North America, these owls are found across the eastern half of the United States, the Pacific Northwest and southeastern Canada with a few spots in Mexico. They aren’t migratory, usually hanging out within a very small area during their lives, choosing forests near water for their homes.
Taken at Nature’s Educators in Sedalia, Colorado.