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Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

Flammulated Owl


Psiloscops flammeolus

  • Classification: Bird
  • Lifespan in the Wild: 4-6 years
  • Wingspan: 14 inches
  • Length: 6 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 - 2.3 ounces
  • Range: Migratory - Canada to Central America
  • Habitat: Most commonly found in the mountain in open pine forests, nests typically in ponderosa pine.
  • Diet: Carnivore
    • Diet in the Wild: Insects - almost exclusively moths, beetles and crickets

Good luck spotting these guys in the wild! Since the flammulated owl is incredibly well camouflaged you likely won’t spot one unless you know they are there. In fact, according to the Audubon Society, these guys are so hard to spot that, until recently, they were thought to be less common than they actually are. These guys are TINY! The only owl smaller is the elf owl and flammulated owls come in at about the same size as a mountain pygmy owl.

If it’s got a backbone the flammulated owl wants nothing to do with it. Unlike many other owl species, these guys feast exclusively on insects. In fact, during the courting process, a male owl will set up a buffet of tasty tidbits as the female begs to be fed… talk about romance!

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11845 Lower River Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97526
P.O. Box 36, Merlin OR 97532

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7 days a week, 9:00 - 4:00

Self-Guided Tours
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Ticket Prices                                                          
Adults $14 | Seniors $12 (65+)
Children (ages 4-13) $7
Children ages 3 and under by donation

Our Mission: Saving Wildlife

In this pursuit we aim to:

  • Involve people to share in our mission.
  • Educate people about the personal benefits of taking care of wildlife and the environment entrusted to our care.
  • Inspire people to make positive changes improving the world for wildlife.

We Need Your Help

With over 115 animal ambassadors, and over 1,000 sick injured and orphaned animals brought to our center each year - every dollar counts. We rely solely on people like yourself to support the work we do.

We receive no State or Federal funding and depend entirely on private funds to carry out our Mission.