SORCO rescues chicks, plans for open house

An owl chick was recently rescued by the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Center for Owls. 

Manager Dale Belvedere says, three Great Horned Owl chicks were in a nest in a tree in Gyro Park, near the court-house in Penticton.

"They're called branchers right now, they're about six weeks old, so they are experimenting with flapping their wings and going from branch to branch," says Belvedere. "Unfortunately, at 2 AM on Saturday, the three of them decided they were ready to fly." 

Belvedere says two of the chicks did just fine, however, one fell onto the ground. 

SORCO workers were called out and took the chick in, and Belvedere says it's doing fine right now. 

As well, they recently took in a great horned owl chick from Osoyoos. 

She says they'll stay with the center for at least the next three months.

You can learn more about SORCO and what they do at an open house coming up on May 7th. It's their 29th annual open house, and it will run from 10 am to 3 pm.