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Rachel feeds her chicks hours before the owl attack. Snapshot by GAngel

Hog Island Osprey Chick Lost to Owl Predation

In sad news from Audubon’s Hog Island Osprey Nest, one of Rachel and Steve’s chicks was taken from the nest last night by a Great Horned Owl. The owl snuck in little after 1am ET, snatching the sleeping chick as osprey mom Rachel tried to defend her home with wings, talons, and warning calls.

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Owl Chat with Denver Holt!

Join us on Friday, June 23rd, at 2 pm PST as we close out owl season with Founder and President of Owl Research Institute and host of explore’s Great Horned and Long-eared Owl Cams.

Gray Owl mom lets us peek at her eggs. Snapshot by Patty Mougey

All About Owls with Expert Denver Holt, Live Tuesday!

Founder and President of Owl Research Institute and host of explore’s new Great Gray Owl Cam and fan favorite Great Horned Owl Cam Denver Holt will join us Tuesday, May 2nd at 5pm ET / 2pm PT on the Great Gray Owl Cam. It’s your chance to learn about the new cam and any other

Long-eared owl mom and her fluffy chicks.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Today we celebrate mothers for their never-ending dedication to their families, for giving life and unconditional love to their children. Explore is home to many devoted mothers to spend the day with!

Great Horned Owl Chick

Adorable owlet rips apart rodent

Sometimes the cutest owl chicks do less-than-adorable (but still fascinating) things. Check out this video of what looks like the Great Horned Owl chick ripping apart a rodent. Experts from the Owl Research Institute informs us further:

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