Saw-whet Owl Demonstration
In the late fall large numbers of saw-whet owls leave their northern breeding grounds and head south. Join naturalist and raptor researcher Larry Fischer in Trout Brook Valley for an evening presentation on the natural history of the saw-whet owl. Learn about their status and abundance during the different seasons in CT. Larry will also discuss their diet, habitat preferences during the different seasons, courtship behavior, and behavioral traits they share with other owls, as well as behavioral traits that make them unique among owls. This presentation will take place "in the field." Using federally licensed bird banding techniques Larry will attempt to capture a few of these owls as they move through our CT forests. If successful, participants will have the unique opportunity to get close-up looks of this small owl as Larry takes weight and measurement data as well as the owl's age and sex. Larry has been studying the Saw Whet Owl for the last 23 years.
Registration is limited to 25 and is required.
Please note the following items that you will need:
1. Winter Coat - FOR NEEDED WARMTH
3. WARM FOOTWEAR - BOOTS
4. LAYERS OF CLOTHING
5. HEADLAMP (or flashlight if not available)
6. FOLDING CHAIRS
Children 8 years or older, accompanied by a parent, are welcome.
Parking will be in the Bradley Road lot and the presentation itself will be on the "berm" just inside the Trout Brook Valley preserve. Additional information about this preserve and Directions can be found HERE.
This presentation will run from 7:00 until 11:00pm. Those of you who cannot stay for the entire evening are free to leave whenever you need by simply signing out with the Volunteers who will be there on behalf of the Aspetuck Land Trust.