Spoorn is a Western Screech Owl who serve as an antagonist in the Guardians of Ga'Hoole books The Capture, The Siege and The Burning.

He was second-in-command of the St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls (St. Aggie's for short) (who capture owlets and moon-blink them) and along with lieutenants Jatt & Jutt, served St. Aggie's Ablah General Skench.

After the fall of St. Aggie's to the Pure Ones, Spoorn and Skench came to the Great Ga'Hoole Tree to seek refuge with the Guardians. The two were allowed to stay despite the inner protest of Soren (who had been taken to St. Aggie's once but escaped). However during a battle with the Pure Ones, Spoorn and Skench in the confusion of the battle, unintentionally betrayed the Guardians, which resulted in Skench being killed by Soren and Spoorn being killed by a Chaw of Chaws member named Martin who impaled Spoorn with an ice splinter.


  • Spoorn and Skench do not appear in the books film adaption Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole and are instead replaced by Nyra and the Pure


  • In the German adaptions of the books Spoorn is referred to as female.