Owls on the Move

October 17, 2022 (Monday) 7:00-9:00pm




Scott Santino - Statewide Trips, Travel and Certificate Programs Manager
Sean Riley - Forest and Park Supervisor for the Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) Belle Isle Marsh Reservation and Rumney Marsh






Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Nocturnal by nature, owls are a mysterious group of birds. Scientists are studying them to learn more about their migration behavior and population density. One local study is being conducted by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's Reservation Supervisor Sean Riley on Northern Saw-Whet Owls. Join us for a banding demonstration as we check mist nets for Northern Saw-whet Owls on the move. If we're lucky enough to capture an owl or two, you'll see how bird banders process and band owls before the birds are released.

Instructions and Directions:

Instructions on where to meet will be sent by email. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a cold, woodland walk on uneven trails. Bring a headlamp/flashlight and binoculars if you have a pair.

As bird banding is weather-dependent Tuesday, October 18 has been set as a rain date.

Mass Audubon Cancellation Policy: If you wish to withdraw less than seven days prior to the program, refunds cannot be issued. If we cancel the program, you will be refunded in full.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Email [email protected] for more information.