By now I'm sure most people have figured out that I like the birds... As an actively selling artist, I have incorporated the donation of some of my proceeds to go towards conservation projects within the state of Hawaii. I am a member of the Audobon Society and American Bird Conservancy (abc birds), and I love receiving emails and magazines with information on birds around the world. Yesterday I received an ABC email and a little Elf Owl was there to greet me.
We do not have Elf Owls in Hawaii. They are one of the smallest owls (hence the name), weighing in at less than 1.5 ounces. They are found mostly in North America.
Being such a small guy, this Elf Owl is always having to look up if he's anywhere up way up high in a tree or inside a cactus burrow. But being small doesn't mean you can't have a big personality. And what he lacks in size, he makes up in his incredible songs and big beautiful eyes.
Karen Obuhanych (kto ART) is a Hawaii-based artist who relishes in the simple, happy moments of everyday life.