A baby flammulated owl fell out of its nest near the horse race track in Beaver Utah. A conservation officer with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources retrieved the young owl and brought it to Martin Tyner, federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator with the Southwest Wildlife Foundation in Cedar City, UT where it will be fed and cared for until it is able to be released back to the wild.
The flammulated owl is the smallest owl found in Utah. It will be approximately 4” in height full grown. They are the only dark eyed owl in Utah. Their preferred nesting site is old abandoned woodpecker holes in trees. Their preferred diet is primarily large insects and small mice.