The Barn Owl, with its heart -shaped white face, silent flight, and drawn-out rasping screech, is often called the Ghost Owl. These Owls are found in virtually all habitats around the world but much more abundantly in open woodland, heaths and moors than forested country. They usually roost by day in tree hollows but have also been found in caves, wells, out-buildings or thick foliage.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Wildlife Care Center
Custer Street
San Diego, CA 92110
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(except Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day)
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Drop-off area is open 24/7.

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If you are outside of our geographical area, please visit the emergency page of Wildlife International or contact your local Department of Animal Control or state Fish and Game office.

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