This darling nestling great horned owl was found on the ground after tumbling out of his nest. Thankfully someone spotted him and brought him to our wildlife hospital for a check-up. After an examine by our wildlife vet, the healthy owl was returned to his nest to be raised with his siblings by his wild parents.
Birds, including hawks and owls, who are fluff and have few feathers are called nestlings and need a nest to survive. Fortunately for most nestlings who take a tumble, they can be placed back in their nests if they are found on the ground and uninjured. If the original nest cannot be located or is unreachable, we can walk you through making a substitute nest.