Topper is our resident Burrowing Owl. Topper was brought to us from a different center while he was still recovering from a significant head trauma. Because of continuing balance issues and some visual impairment, Topper is non-releasable. Though they are rare in the Ojai Valley, Burrowing Owls are year-round residents in Southern California. They are diurnal owls that live underground and "burrow," much like squirrels. They have thrived in urban environments, making homes from PVC pipes and other unlikely materials.