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Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration

Thursday, October 19, 2023,
8:00 pm
to 9:30 pm

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An owl bander uses a metal ruler to measure the wing chord of a saw-whet owl. (photo © Brett Amy Thelen)

Contact Audrey at (603) 525-3394 or by email to join the waitlist.

Small enough to sit in your hand, saw-whet owls migrate through New England by the thousands each fall, offering a unique opportunity for study. Join the Harris Center’s saw-whet banding team to learn what owl banding efforts are revealing about this diminutive bird of prey, and to see a demonstration of the banding process. If any owls are successfully caught, we’ll have a chance to observe as they’re carefully weighed, measured, tagged, and released back to the wild. Please note that these are wild animals, so we cannot guarantee that owls will show up on the night of this event.

8 to 9:30 p.m. in or near Hancock. Exact meeting location will be provided upon registration. Space is limited, and registration is full.

For general information about Harris Center field trips, see our Outings Information page. For questions about this particular outing, including questions about accessibility, contact Brett Amy Thelen.


Thursday, October 19, 2023
8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394
Audrey Dunn


Hancock, NH United States + Google Map