Meet Petey, a Northern Pygmy Owl and Raptor-in-Residence here at the Alaska Raptor Center.
Northern Pygmy Owls hunt by day, making them easier to see than most owls, especially when they perch on tops of conifer trees. They eat mainly small birds, and will sometimes hunt at bird feeders.
Northern Pygmy Owls are brown with fine white speckles on the head and white spots on the back. The back of the neck has two dark patches that look like eyespots.
Meet Petey while exploring the world of outstanding owls with a host of different activities like dissecting owl pellets, learning about amazing adaptations, and meeting all our Owls-in-Residence.
Join us at the Alaska Raptor Center Saturday, December 15th from 11am – 1pm to explore the world of outstanding owls with a host of different activities like dissecting owl pellets, learning about amazing adaptations, and meeting all our Owls-in-Residence.
This event is free to all, donations always welcome! Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
For further details give us a call at 907-747-8662
Here is me trying really hard to be quiet and not to squil with excitement while holding a tinyyy owl while looking a mess 🦉
4 1387:47 PM Nov 2, 2018
Today we got to help catch up the pearl spotted owls for a health check and coping. Glaucidium perlatum a sub saharan species is one of the smallest owl species in the world. This little guy weighed just 96g ! 🦉
(Pre check and cope) @kira_cattell p.s he's just trying to hide so shuts his eyes