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The Owls of Connecticut – Cancelled
Thursday, March 19 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, this event has been postponed indefinitely (cancelled). We apologize for any inconvenience.
Join raptor expert Larry Fischer for an in depth look at owls found in Connecticut. This program, illustrated with slides of owls and owlets, focuses primarily on the species that breed in our back yards and back woodlots. Larry will talk about how common or how rare each species is, what their habitat requirements are, and about nest site selection, and how to encourage some species to nest where they might be easily observed. Some time will also be spent on the species of owls seen only in winter and on improving one’s species identification skills.
Larry has been banding birds for more than 35 years with special emphasis on birds of prey. Under federal and state licensing he has handled and banded raptors from American kestrels to golden eagles and saw-whet owls to great-horned owls. He is a well known lecturer on birds of prey throughout the northeast and has twice been a guest lecturer at The American Museum of Natural History in NYC. He recently received an appreciation award from the Hawk Migration Association of North America for his contributions to our understanding of the natural history of birds of prey.