Draper Museum Raptor Experience
Remington: Saw-whet Owl
About the Bird:
Remington is a male Northern Saw-whet Owl who hatched an undetermined number of years ago. He was found near Price, Utah, with a broken left wing. It healed, but not well enough for him to fly well.
General Species Info:
Northern Saw-whet Owls breed in forests across southern Canada and the northern and western United States, extending through central Mexico. They prefer mature forests with an open understory for foraging while nesting in a cavity or nest box.
Northern Saw-whet Owls eat mostly small mammals, hunting them nocturnally from a low perch along forest edges. The most common prey are mice, voles, bats, and juvenile gophers and squirrels.
Notes from Staff:
Remington is our smallest bird. So as not to overwhelm him with large, noisy crowds, he is one of our virtual field trip birds. A small camera is much more manageable for him to deal with and he can educate people from all over the globe!