October is Owl Month at the VIC!
To celebrate Owl Month, the Paul Smith’s College VIC, Adirondack Raptors, and the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge are teaming up to provide a day-long program on owls. The activities will include opportunities to see and learn about the following owls: Barn Owl; Barred Owl; Eastern Screech-Owl; Great Horned Owl; Long-eared Owl; Short-eared Owl; and Northern Saw-whet Owl. For more information and a schedule of events on Owl Day, click here.
Join Adirondack Birding Center Director Brian McAllister at 7:30 PM for a night owl prowl. $10 for adults. $5 for Friends of the VIC. Free for PSC students. Preregistration appreciated. Call the VIC at (518) 327-6241 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2013 Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding Program begins on 27 September and runs through 3 November. The banding begins at around dusk nightly (weather permitting) and lasts until around 11:00 PM. During the 2012 season, 35 owls were banded. The project is one of the research programs run by Adirondack Raptors, a privately owned business that monitors and studies the local raptor populations. The Northern Saw-whet Owl (NSWO) is a small and wonderfully photogenic owl that lives in woodlands and preys mainly on mice.
For more information on this project, visit adirondackraptors.org or call (518) 521-7123 for more information.