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Fall 2020 Owl Banding

September 1 @ 8:00 pm - September 2 @ 5:00 am MDT

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 8:00 pm, repeating until October 28, 2020

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Visit our Lucky Peak Page to learn more about visiting for owl banding. Banding begins on the night of August 28th and continues until October 28th, but mid-September to mid-October are best. Owl nets are open from sunset to sunrise. If you want to see Flammulated Owls plan on visiting in early/mid September (to maximize your chances). A great time for Northern Saw-whet Owls is mid-September to mid-October. We do our first net run about an hour after sunset, and then every 45-90 minutes after that (depending on how busy the night is), so plan to arrive accordingly. We won’t have any owls until 1-1.5 hours after sunset, but you can arrive before sunset if you’d prefer to get acquainted with the terrain and introduce yourself to the crews. Please bring a headlamp or flashlight.