Maple, a Northern Saw-whet Owl, was hatched in human care at River Valley Raptors in Buffalo, Wisconsin. This owlet was the first hatchling at the facility and Cascades Raptor Center is honored to have been chosen as her forever home. Maple began her journey as an ambassador early and confidently, hatching on April 14, 2021, and then traveling to Oregon on May 20, 2021, with a Raptor Center staff member.
Every day brings new skills and talents. She learned to fly in only three days, typical for her species. As one of the forest’s smallest predators, young Saw-whet Owls must learn quickly in order to survive. They are confident flyers and adept hunters and can capture prey twice their size. Although still a young owl, Maple is fully grown! Raptors reach their adult size at about four weeks of age.
Adoptive “Parents” of Maple:
American Heritage Girls Troop, OR0001 Tenderheart Unit 2022 • Tia Causey Coleman-Hulbert • The Dedrick Family • Scott & Kira Wynrose • Amber Spooner • Paulina Burns • Daya Khalsa-Mann • In loving memory of Elaine Cohen • In loving memory of Evelyn Marczuk • Beverly Katovich • A & J • Dana Kerstein • Mandi Tribble & Steve Engel • Roan & Jackson Sanders Stuart • Rath & Anderson • Sherry Loennig • Liz Parker • Mike & Patti DeLong • Eliza Bliss • Jonathan Wendt & Christian Rohrer • Mountain Rose Herbs