Wowl – Great Horned Owl

Your generous donation to our Guardianship project helps provide food, housing, care and medical treatment for these amazing birds!

Wowl is our oldest resident great horned owl (GHOW). She came to us in April of 1987 as an imprinted juvenile meaning she relies on humans for food, as she never learned how to hunt from her parents. Wowl is our most vocal GHOW, hooting constantly. She has been known to attract 1-3 wild males every year! Known affectionately among our handlers as our “grumpy old lady,” she will continue to live out her days with us, enjoying mousy lunches and telling (hooting?) off our handlers when they disturb her afternoon nap!

Wowl’s Ambassador Anniversary is April 16, 1987.

Jazz & Vihar also came to BRC as imprinted juveniles after being illegally kept by their finders. It is believed that these two beautiful ladies are siblings and they have grown up together here at BRC. While neither are quite as vocal as Wowl calling in the boys, both still lays eggs in spring!

Jazz’s Ambassador Anniversary July 9, 2005.

Vihar’s Ambassador Anniversary is September 7, 2004.

Ambassador Guardians receive

  • An 8×10 photo of the bird
  • Letter confirming Guardianship
  • Certificate of Guardianship
Online Guardian Purchase

Prefer to purchase via mail or in-person?

  • Print and fill out the Guardianship form
  • Either mail it (with your payment) or bring it into the Center and complete your purchase (10 to 4, weekdays).
  • Questions? Give us a call 707 523-2473 or contact us.
Guardian Form PDF

Smaller Birds $50

Large Birds $75

Extra-Large Birds $100