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Fall 2020 Owl Banding

October 17, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - October 18, 2020 @ 5:00 am MDT

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

Northern Saw-whet Owl

Due to uncertainty about Coronavirus in 2020, our station may be closed to visitors. Please check our latest news page for the most up-to-date information, or contact us to learn more.

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.