Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstrations

Photo by CAS Volunteer
Connecticut Audubon Society’s Milford Point Coastal Center and Center at Pomfret will both be banding Northern Saw-whet owls this fall as the mysterious little birds migrate from the north. At least five sessions will be open to the public, but pre-registration is required.
Milford Point Coastal Center
Saturday, October 19, 7-9 p.m.
Wednesday, October 23, 7-9 p.m.
Leaders: Sean Graesser and Frank Gallo
To register, call Louise Crocco at 203-878-7440 x 502.
Cost: $15 CAS Members; $20 Non-members
Limit: 15 people per night.

Center at Pomfret

Friday, October, 25, 8 p.m.
Friday, November 1, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 2, 8 p.m.
Leader: Andy Rzeznikiewicz
To register, call 860-928-4948
Cost: $15 CAS members; $25 non-members.

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The docile Saw-whet owl is small enough to sit in your hand. Any owls caught will be banded, aged and sexed, photographed then released back into the wild. While we wait, there will also be discussion on the biology of Saw-whets and other owls in our area. Bring your cameras and dress appropriately for the weather.

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