This year we've had the rare opportunity to monitor a thriving nest of Barn Owls. As serendipity would have it, Barn Owls held a very special place in the heart of a beloved friend and family man, Kiffy, who died recently. In his memory, these chicks are available for adoption, for those who want to see his memory live on through the lives of these wild and free owls.


  • Each chick is fitted with a band and number that is registered with the Bird Banding Lab in Maryland. If one of these owls is ever recaptured or located again, this information will be available to you and to the family. Your adoption links you, the family, and Kiffy's memory to one of these fast growing chicks. Band numbers will be provided to you and the family. The family will receive an acknowledgment letter and certificate of adoption.
  • This nest is located in western Montana. While the male and female pair settled in a man-made nest box, they are wild owls. Our brief period of handling them while banding will most likely be the only human contact they ever have.
  • Adoptions of these chicks are exclusively reserved for Kiffy's friends and family.  

Barn Owl Adoption - Kiffy's Owls

  • There is no charge for shipping the certificate and acknowledgement letter. Please enter FREESHIP at checkout in order to ensure shipping charges are not added to your total.



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We are so grateful to the photographers who capture owls, and our work, in the most amazing ways. They generously share their work with us, and you. Check out the works of some of the photographers whose work is featured on our site! They are incredible talented artists who are committed to wildlife conservation.

Thank you to:

Kurt Lindsay:

Daniel J Cox:

Radd Icenoggle:

Melissa Groo:

Ly Dang:

Tom Murphy:

Deborah Hanson



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