Eastern Screech Owl

Raptor Info

Name Trayne
Species Eastern Screech Owl (Megascops asio)

Hatch Date: Unknown
Gender: Female
Reason for Captivity: Wrist issues from presumed train strike
Weight: 0.3 lbs. (Average Weight of baseball)
Joined TRC Team: 2018

Trayne is suspected to have been injured by a train in Alabama, leaving her with issues in her right wrist that limited her flight. Unable to return to the wild, her new job is to teach and help us appreciate the roles that raptors play in the ecosystem, no matter how small they are! Trayne was named in honor of Meg and Bert Raynes, two treasured conservationists of the Jackson Hole community, and TRC’s previous red phase Eastern Screech Owl Rayne, who passed in 2018. Though the Eastern Screech Owl has been separated from the Old World Scops Owls into the Megascops genus, both appear to have origins and meanings related to being “eared” or having ear tufts.

Photo credit: David Akoubian

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