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Species: Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)
Gender: Male
Book Appearances
Appears in: The Journey, The Rescue, The Siege, The Shattering, The Burning, The Outcast, The Golden Tree, The River of Wind, Exile, The War of the Ember
A member of the colliering chaw at the Great Ga'Hoole Tree, and also part of the Chaw of Chaws.

Martin is a male Northern Saw-Whet owl, or Aegolius acadicus. He is a member of the Chaw of Chaws and a guardian of the Great Ga'Hoole Tree.


The Journey

Martin was introduced when Soren went to the Colliering Chaw. He was Soren's "chaw buddy" when they went into forest fires.

The Rescue

Martin continued to be Soren's "chaw buddy." As Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, Digger and Otulissa flew away to save Ezylryb, Martin and another chaw member, Ruby, came in right when the battle between Soren and Metal Beak (also known as Kludd, Soren's evil brother).

The Siege

Martin went along with Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, Digger, Otulissa and Ruby to St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls to see if the Pure Ones had sent spies, which they had.

The Burning

Martin went with Soren, Gylfie, Twilight, Digger, Otulissa and Ruby to the Northern Kingdoms to recruit owls from there.

In the battle against the Pure Ones, Martin used an ice splinter and killed Skench, the Ablah General of St. Aggies.

The Outcast

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The Golden Tree

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The River of Wind

Martin, with the whole Chaw of Chaws, rode the River of Wind after talking to Bess. Both Martin and Ruby seemed very interested in the idea of the Palace of Mist. Martin, as usual, did not have a very big role.


It is revealed that Martin took a mate named Gemma (not to be confused with the Whiskered Screech) and had a hatchling named Justin.

The War of the Ember

Coming Soon


Martin seems to be a rather meek and shy character, although he can be rather kind and thoughtful.