Eastern Screech Owl Miami

“Miami”

Eastern Screech Owl
Megascops asio

Miami, the Eastern Screech Owl, is VINS’ tiniest education bird, but one of the most beloved. At a wildlife rehabilitation center in Florida, Miami was treated for head trauma, and unfortunately, he can no longer see out of his right eye and has permanent neurological damage. He was transferred to VINS in the summer of 2017 to live out his days as a VINS ambassador.
Although Eastern Screech Owls are native to Vermont, Miami is a member of a subspecies that prefers the warmer temperatures of the southeast. When his is not out on glove, Miami lives in an aviary set up to make him feel comfortable, even on the coldest Vermont winter day.
Miami has a feather pattern that looks just like tree-bark, a clever camouflage technique, and he often sits so still that if an educator holds him up in front of a tree, you may not notice him, except for the occasional ‘wink’ of his good eye.
Eastern Screech Owl Miami
Eastern Screech Owl Miami

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Eastern Screech Owl, Miami, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal
1 Guest Pass

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
2 Guest Passes

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour
4 Guest Passes