On April 6, 2019 we were saddened with the loss of matriarch Northern Spotted Owl, Shakkai, to old age.

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More than 25 northern spotted owls call the Breeding Centre home and they all have different backgrounds and personalities. Click here to meet some of them!

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The northern spotted owl is a subspecies of the spotted owl, found on the West Coast of North America. Click here to learn about the spotted owl in the wild.

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Small Eyes is a visually impaired northern spotted owl that has been glove trained to be used as an educational tool. Click here to learn all about Canada's only glove trained spotted owl!

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​Breeding Season begins in February when the owls start showing signs of breeding behaviour, and ends in June when the chicks fledge the nest. 

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​In addition to breeding the northern spotted owl at the Breeding Centre, we also breed their cousin the barred owl. Why? Find out here.

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