Barn Owls, why so many orphaned?

A Parliament of OwlsBarn Owls as name suggests like to nest and roost in barns. Since there aren’t a lot of barns in Nevada, the owls search for hollow trees or haystacks.   Often it’s not obvious there is a nest in the haystack  & the young owls (up to 11) are often carried off on hay trucks, separated from their parents forever.  If you find owl young in hay that has been moved,  please call local wildlife rehabilitation services immediately. The owls are growing so fast they cannot go long without professional care.  This group of young Barns Owls arrived from Yerington and are doing well at Dayton Valley Wildlife Reststop.