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An Evening with Night Owls - Owl Banding Program
Meet the smallest owls in North America and learn how banding migrating birds helps with conservation research. Every autumn a small north woods owl called the Saw-whet migrates south in a silent and secretive wave. The staff at Quarry Hill is among a small group of researchers trying to capture and band these birds in the eastern US in an effort to better understand their migration.
The evening begins at the Nature Center learning about Quarry Hill’s research with the Saw-whet owl. Afterwards, caravan a couple of miles east of town to the owl banding site to check the nets and band any captured owls.
- The hike to the banding site is 10 minutes, up-hill on uneven terrain
- This program is for adults 18+ years of age
- Participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp
Rain back-up dates are the following Saturday (10/15 or 10/29). This program will be held in light rain. You will be contacted via the phone number you provide, by 4:00pm if there is a weather postponement.