Spotted Skunks

Late at night a few months back we, Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife, received an urgent call for help. Five tiny babies needed rescue. These rare kits had been orphaned and would not be able to survive on their own. A volunteer was dispatched to bring them in and upon arrival to the sanctuary the…

The Science of Spring

Flowers are blooming and birds are chirping- spring is definitely here! But why does spring affect wildlife in the way it does? Let’s take a look at the science of spring. The Earth travels around the sun; a trip that takes approximately 365 days (one year). During the winter solstice, our hemisphere is the farthest…

Aiming High for 2017

Wow! It’s mid-February already and we are just finding time to reflect on last year and share our plans for 2017. Baby season started early which means lots of calls for babies and chicks that require a lot of time and effort. Volunteers are moving into action, tube and bottle feeding babies that have been…

Barred Owlet Renesting

This baby barred owl took quite a fall from his nest a few weeks ago. One windy day he took a 50-foot plunge from his nest down to the base of the tree. Luckily the family who owned the property had been keeping an eye on the cute little fuzz balls and quickly noticed that…

Otter News

Not long ago we at Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife received a transfer from Rick’s Raptor Rescue in Riverview. He had received a baby North American river otter from one of our cooperating veterinarian partners, Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital of Brandon. We frequently work cooperatively with Rick on cases involving raptors and…

Owl Family Loses Home in Storm

Earlier this year we had a week of really terrible weather in the Bay area. Numerous stories were featured on the news about people whose homes were damaged in the high winds and harsh storms. One story that did not make headlines was about an Eastern Screech Owl family that lost their home in one…