Owls Yesterday my second graders had a special day. We had a person come to our classroom with three owls. Two of them were Screech owls and the other was a Barred owl. This was my first chance ever to see an owl or raptor up close. How awesome is that! We have been studying them for the past few days. I didn't know it was illegal to own or capture owls of any kind. They are Federally protected. The kids were so excited and well behaved.