H. D. is a female Eastern screech-owl (Megascops asio) who came to the ACCA in 2018 as a young owl that had fallen out of her nest. She suffered several serious injuries, including head and eye trauma, a leg fracture, and a wing fracture. Unfortunately, H.D. can't fly or see well enough to return to the wild.
Eastern screech-owls are one of the most common species treated by the ACCA. Most injuries are sustained by being hit by vehicles, and range from head trauma to broken bones. Also, because screech-owls often nest in cavities in dead trees, their nests are sometimes destroyed when these trees fall down or are removed by homeowners. Screech-owls can live in suburban habitats in addition to forested habitats, so be on the lookout for these owls near you!
For more information about this species: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Eastern_Screech-Owl