Meet the Birds
Barred Owl: Strix varia
Barred Owls are one of Alabama’s most common species of owl. Their classic "Who-Cooks-For-You" vocalization can be heard almost any time of day and is a familiar sound to those that frequent the woods. The Barred Owl's nickname, the Teddy Bear Owl (named for their very round head and overall "cuddly" appearance), gave rise to our Barred Owl's name, Roosevelt. Roosevelt is named for President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt whose contributions to the world of conservation opened the door to the development of our national parks and many conservation regulations. She joined the Center in June of 2012 and cannot be released due to extensive injuries received in a car collision. She is blind in her left eye and has several toes on her left foot that healed poorly after her accident. Though her exact age will never be known she is believed to have hatched between 2008-2011. Click here for more information or to book a program.