Adopt a Screech Owl

March 20, 2021 @ 12:00AM — June 1, 2021 @ 12:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

A unique opportunity to connect with your refuge this spring by helping us choose a name for the famous Ottawa Refuge South Woods screech owl!

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There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.

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Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is home to many incredible creatures, but no resident is as popular as the Screech Owl that resides in a sycamore tree behind Ottawa NWR Visitor Center! (but shhhh!! It's usually snoozing in the warmth of a silent sunbeam during visiting hours.)

No need to walk far, binoculars are not required, this crowd-pleaser might just have had its photo taken enough to give it celebrity-owl status. It's been nicknamed "Ohio's most photographed Owl" but this little owl needs a name!

Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with Ottawa Refuge's Famous Screech Owl or share your love of owls with friends and family while helping to support Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge's conservation efforts.

Virtual Adoption: $50


With this Virtual Adoption, you receive:

  • Enter a name recommendation for Ottawa Refuge's famous resident screech owl (we'll choose our top 10 favorites and put it to a vote!)
  • A map showing common screech owl locations at Ottawa Refuge emailed to recipient
  • Certificate of Adoption emailed to recipient (could be you or a loved one to brighten their day!) 100% of your donation supports our conservation efforts. A great gift idea!

Screech Owl Naming & Adoption: $100

With this symbolic Screech Owl Adoption, you receive:

  • Enter a name recommendation for Ottawa Refuge's famous resident screech owl (we'll choose our top 10 favorites and put it to a vote!)
  • Screech Owl Puppet, with turnable head
  • Ottawa Refuge Screech Owl Mask
  • Owls of North America Folding Guide
  • A map showing common screech owl locations at Ottawa Refuge
  • Certificate of Adoption