Community Event: Owl Banding Demonstrations

Saturday, October 26, 7:30-9:30pm – ORNITHOLOGY/OWLSOwl Banding Demonstration. Small enough to sit in your hand, the elusive Northern Saw-whet Owl is known to migrate between summer and winter habitats. Meet two local naturalists 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. Participants will be carpooling a short distance. Preregister for this free event. Kestrel Land Trust. 413-549-1097. 284 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA.

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