by Sherri Wretham, 25 September 2013.
Rob Hope is the senior rehabilitator at Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Delta. O.W.L. is one of the premier raptor rehab centres in North America and has featured on the television program Hope for Wildlife. Specializing in raptors, the facility cares for injured and orphaned birds of prey ranging from the tiny pygmy owl to the majestic golden eagle.
Rob gave insights into the quirks and personalities of each species, both in care and in the wild. An avid outdoorsman, he knows the habitats and conditions required for each species, and has advised on provincial protection and recovery programs, such as the one for the spotted owl.
He spoke about various aspects of raptors (owls, hawks, eagles and vultures) in the wild, and answered questions about the species commonly seen in Powell River.