Burrowing Owl Nursery
In 2019, through a partnership with the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency, permitted through both Federal and State wildlife regulation agencies, Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA opened its first on-site Burrowing Owl Nursery to “head-start” baby owls so they could grow into healthy and strong adults. Once mature, the owls will be released to the wild where they can breed and help increase the number of local Burrowing Owl populations. We constructed a secure, outdoor aviary on the rooftop of our Center for Compassion in Burlingame for the owls.
The Burrowing Owl Nursery has been enormously successful with now two consecutive batches of owls being returned to the wild. Based on the success of the program, we are continuing the Burrowing Owl Nursery and will be receiving another batch of owlets in 2021.
Our Burrowing Owl nursery is funded entirely by donations and if you want to be a part of helping this species please visit www.PHS-SPCA.org/donate or contact Lisa Van Buskirk at 650-340-7022 ext. 327 or LVanbuskirk@PHS-SPCA.org.
Burrowing Owl Nursery Videos
Videos of the owls at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA’s Burrowing Owl Nursery