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Four aviaries next to each other.

Our Facility

Our facility is located on 25 acres of semi-forested land in Langley, British Columbia within the unceded territory of Kwantlen First Nation. We have over 30 aviaries for owls and multiple buildings. The location of our facility is not made public to maintain the safety and minimize disturbance of the owls.


Inside view of an aviary.
Two adult spotted owls perched in a small tree.

Spotted owls are housed in large aviaries filled with living trees, ferns, snags, and stumps. Aviaries provide good habitat so each generation of owls can carry out natural behaviours. Each owl has plenty of room to fly and spots to roost. Many pairs also have access to two aviaries with different nesting sites so that they can choose for themselves where they will lay eggs. 


Our camera system provides an amazing view into the world of the owls. We monitor feeding and courtship behaviours on aviary cameras, while nest cameras give us a close look at the eggs and chicks. See some of the amazing footage we capture and learn more about spotted owl behaviours in our breeding timeline.

Staff member sitting at a computer desk viewing camera footage.
Spotted owl adult and juvenile side-by-side on a branch.

Our office is home base at the NSOBP, and where we prepare diets for the owls.


Caring for the owls includes many administrative duties such as answering emails, hosting meetings, continuing to monitor nest cameras, and much more!


Staff member sitting in the staff room on a computer.
Staff member standing by a counter top with a container on a scale.


Inside our Incubation and Hand-Raising building, staff monitor and care for the owl eggs and chicks. We strive to maintain a safe and clean environment to help the baby owls grow, and to provide any additional care they may need as adults.

Incubation and hand-raising building with incubators and equipment.
Staff member sitting in front of computer desk viewing camera footage.

At the NSOBP, we also breed and care for rats and mice to feed the owls. Our rodent building houses over 300 rats and 500 mice so that we can provide a high-quality, fresh diet for all of the owls in our care.


Volunteers play a big role in helping us maintain our rodent colony clean and tidy.


Racks of mice in tubs in the rodent building.
Adult mouse with baby mice in wood shavings.
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