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Saw-WHAT? Saw-whet! Owl Banding Demonstration
October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL! THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!
Small enough to sit in your hand, the elusive Northern Saw-whet Owl is known to migrate between summer and winter habitats. On Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm come meet two local naturalists from Kestrel’s staff and board who have banded these forest owls as part of a national network of scientists and other practitioners working to better understand owls’ migration and other habits.
Using an owl-call audio, they will seek to capture night-migrating saw-whet owls as they pass over the Mt. Holyoke Range on their way south. While participants watch, any owls caught will be carefully weighed, measured, tagged and released back to the wild. Between visits by owls, enjoy warm beverages and light snacks, and hear what’s been discovered about this mysterious little predator.
- The demonstration will be cancelled in the event of rain or very high winds (alternate weather date is Sunday, October 27). Please be prepared to attend on either day.
- While odds are good of catching these wild owls, there are no guarantees.
- The venue is not wheelchair accessible.
- We’ll be carpooling a short distance from Atkins Farm.
The event is free, but donations are welcome. Registration is required and space is limited!