Cirrus– Cirrus the Northern hawk owl (Surnia ulula) came to the Foundation in 2019 from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center in Anchorage, Alaska. While most species of owl are nocturnal, this elusive species is unique because they are an owl that is active during the day. Northern hawk owls perch at the tops of evergreen and aspen trees during mid-day scanning for small rodents and birds. Cirrus is the newest member of our avian ambassador team and staff has been observing him as he settles into his new home. He has an array of vocalizations, his most common being an ascending high-pitched screech that lets his trainers know when he’s ready to work. Follow Cirrus as he begins his journey with the ABEF!