Owl-Banding Field Trip

  • Saturday, November 14, 2015
  • 9:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  • South Mountain in Washington County, MD (commuter parking lot in Boonsboro)
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What: Owl Banding Field Trip

Where: South Mountain, Washington County, MD

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015

Time: 9:00 PM

Cost: free - however a$5-$10 donation to the Owl Banding Station is suggested

PVAS Trip Leader: Carolyn Thomas

Join Carolyn Thomas as she leads a field trip to watch expert and licensed bander, Steve Huy, catch, band and release migrating sawwhet owls on South Mountain in Washington County, MD.

The trip will be held on Saturday November 14th. It will start at about 9:00 p.m. and last until approximately 11:30 p.m.

The trip will depart from the commuter parking lot in Boonsboro. 

These trips have long been a favorite for whole families, and interested members of the public are invited to participate.

There is no fee, however a donation of $5 or $10 to the South Mountain Owl Banding station is suggested. This donation will help support the station's work.

Steve Huy will be conducting the banding and has been banding owls on the mountain for many years as part of Project OwlNet.

The owls he will be banding are the Northern Saw-Whet Owl, the smallest owl in eastern North America. Visits to his banding site offer a unique opportunity to see these birds up close and learn about their life history. 

Pre-registration is essential because space for the trip is limited to 30 persons. 

For more information, please contact Carolyn Thomas at crthomas25443@gmail.com or 304-267-3115.

The trip involves a walk over uneven ground so please wear sturdy walking shoes, dress warmly and make sure to bring a flashlight.

**Owls do not fly if it is raining, so the trip may be cancelled if conditions warrant. 

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