Porfell is home to many owls including Barn owls, Tawny owls, Bengal Eagle Owls and European Eagle Owls. Some of the owls at Porfell have been trained to fly to and from our warden’s arm. Have a go at Falconry at Porfell
DID YOU KNOW?
All owls have exceptional vision but the Snowy Owl is perhaps the most remarkable. It can spot prey up to 1 mile away – often white furred-animals camouflaged against a white icy background.
Listen to the calls of owls from around the world (external link)
- Conservation Status:
- Habitat: Worldwide
- No of species: 200
- Smallest: Elf Owl (31g, 13.5cm)
- Largest: Blakiston’s Fish Owl, Great Grey Owl, Eurasian Eagle Owl (up to 2m wingspan, 4.5kg)
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Strigiformes
- Families: Typical owls (Strigidae), Barn owls (Tytonidae)