Draper Museum Raptor Experience
Teasdale: Great Horned Owl
About the Bird:
Teasdale is a male Great Horned Owl who hatched in 2010. He was found near Teasdale, Utah, after breaking his right wing. This healed incorrectly, preventing him from having stable flight.
General Species Info:
The Great Horned Owl is the most widely distributed owl species across North, Central, and parts of South America.
Great Horned Owls live in swamps, prairies, deserts, cities, and agricultural areas, but are quite fond of forests.
Great Horned Owls eat mostly mammals and birds—especially rabbits, hares, and mice, as well as many other species like voles, moles, shrews, rats, gophers, chipmunks, squirrels, woodchucks, marmots, prairie dogs, bats, skunks, house cats, porcupines, ducks, loons, owls, hawks, crows, ravens, doves, and songbirds. They supplement their diet with reptiles, insects, and invertebrates.
Notes from Staff:
Teasdale loves the wintertime. It is not uncommon for staff and volunteers to see him sitting in his window with snow blowing over his toes and his feather tufts billowing in the breeze.