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Sawwhet Owls with Gene Jacobs

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  • On Wednesday, October 21, the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society will offer an online Zoom program on Saw-whet Owls by Gene Jacobs, raptor biologist, certified bird bander, and director of the Linwood Springs Research Station. Gene will present the natural history of the Sawwhet, Wisconsin’s smallest owl, showing how these owls are banded as well as band recoveries, sexing, and aging.

    Virtually, you will take a walk out to one of the nets where “Scruffy”, the Sawwhet, will give you a demonstration on how the mist nets work. Then you’ll experience the banding process back in the research station. After some questions from the audience you can join us back outdoors, where the sawwhets will be released into their nocturnal environment. Be prepared for a surprise visit from Wisconsin’s largest nesting owl.

    Join us Wednesday, October 21 at 7:00 pm online for a program on owls of Wisconsin, followed by a live question-and-answer session with Gene Jacobs. Please register for this online event in advance. It is free and open to the public. Register through our website or Zoom Link:

    For more information, visit our website.

    Aldo Leopold Audubon programs are free and open to the public

    Photo by Michal Mrozek on Unsplash

Sawwhet Owls with Gene Jacobs