• O.W.L Auction ~ The Hunt

    International artist, Peter John Voormeij has donated a beautiful painting of an eagle titled 'The Hunt' to O.W.L for this auction.

    This auction has ended and we congratulate the winner of our very first online auction! Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction. You raised $610 for O.W.L!

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  • Rescue, Rehabilitation & Release

    The Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is a non-profit organization whose volunteers are dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned birds of prey.

    O.W.L is on call seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day. Public tours are held every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 2:30pm.

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  • Rescue

    Rob Hope, O.W.L’s Bird Care Supervisor was called out to a rescue of a Red Tailed Hawk that was struck by a car and ended up in a ditch. Rob was able to get right into the ditch with the help of the people who had called in the incident. As you can see, Rob has got a safety rope around him and underneath his jacket is a life jacket. This is all to aid Rob in the rescue. It is important that we, the rescuers, stay safe. If we get hurt, then the bird has a lesser chance. This Red Tailed Hawk made a good recovery and was released back to the wild.

  • Rescue

    When we take birds to O.W.L for medical attention, it is our main priority to get them stable with any medications they might need and to make them as comfortable as possible. Our goal is to get these Birds of Prey back out into the wild as soon as possible.

    Rob Hope has the rescued Red Tailed Hawk safe and out of danger. The bird was brought into O.W.L right away for medical treatment. He was emaciated and a little stunned, but otherwise okay. He was successfully released back to the wild.

  • Rehabilitation

    Primary care for injured birds such as injections, tube feeding and initial treatment of broken bones to stabilize is administered by staff and volunteers trained through seminars given by veterinarians from the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Here you see Rob Hope and volunteers working diligently on an injured Bald Eagle.

  • Rehabilitation

    Veterinary care involving the pinning of fractures, removal of bullets, etc., is thankfully donated by Huff Animal Hospital, Richmond Animal Hospital and Tsawwassen Animal Hospital. O.W.L. pays only for medications.

    is a Bald Eagle being handled by one of our Volunteers. It is important that the volunteer makes sure the Bald Eagle is safe and secure, as well as making sure they are safe too. This is generally what you would see when a Bird of Prey in our care and is about to receive medical treatment. Handling a Bird of Prey takes extensive training.

  • Release

    Here is the very best part of our work. To release these Birds of Prey back into the wild is the most rewarding experience.

    Martina Versteeg is ready to release a Bald Eagle back into the wild.

  • Release

    We always try to take the birds back to where they were rescued. There is a good chance that they have family or mates in the area.

    Todd Bowling reaching his arms high to give this Bald Eagle some great air for flight.

  • Education

    At O.W.L we pride ourselves on conservation through education. Please check out our link to read about all of the different classroom visits we do and our onsite programs. We look forward to visiting you and you visiting us.

    Education Programs
  • Tours

    Yes, we are open for tours. During the fall, Winter, and Spring months we are open for tours Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm. During the summer months, while school is out, we are open 7 days a week for tours. No appointment is necessary. Please note, we are not open for tours on holidays.

    If you can't make it to our facility, please take a 'virtual online tour' by clicking the link below.

    Take an Online Tour
  • Volunteer

    O.W.L is always looking for volunteers. There are many jobs at O.W.L for volunteers such as; feeding the birds in care, cleaning, gardening, rescues and picking up birds from locations across the lower mainland.

    Norm, a helicopter pilot, flies all around B.C to help Birds of Prey in need of rescue and to take them back to their original rescue site to release them back into the wild.

    Volunteer Program

Tour O.W.L.

From September to the end of June, O.W.L. conducts guided tours every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm. During July and August, tours are every day from 10am to 3pm. Please note you will not see the care center or the injured birds in care, only the permanent birds. View directions and map.

Volunteer for the Birds

Our volunteers mean everything to O.W.L. If you have a genuine interest in helping wildlife, especially birds of prey, we need your help. Experience is not necessary. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age.

Visit our Volunteer Program page to see our many volunteer activities. This is an important and unique opportunity to learn about the care and handling of birds. We are always accepting volunteer applications.

Contact our office at 604.946.3171 between and 10:00am and 3:00pm daily to schedule an interview.

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Spring Open House

“In case you missed our open house, here is a beautiful release of a Bald Eagle on the Sunday April 28th. We have had 57 Eagles in our care center to date, since January 1st.
Please enjoy this video taken by one of our amazing volunteers Erynn Tomlinson.
Thank you again for all your support, because of people like you, we can release these beautiful birds back to the wild.”
~ Sincerely, Bev Day

More videos…

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O.W.L. Programs

OWL continues to expand the programs and the facility through public donations and the support of companies who provide sponsorships, materials and supplies. Learn about our Programs

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Wish List

A busy organization like O.W.L. is always in need of supplies. If you have access to, want to donate or need to get rid of any of the supplies listed, we’ll gladly take them off your hands. Check our our Wish List

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Ways You Can Help

Your donations allow us to continue to rehabilitate and release the orphaned or injured birds of prey that arrive at our centre in need of care. Learn about the many ways You Can Help.


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LOCATION

3800 - 72nd Street
Delta, BC Canada
V4K 3N2

CONTACT O.W.L.

T: 604.946.3171
Fax: 604.946.3172
E: owlrehab@dccnet.com