Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration

Burn the midnight oil with the Indiana Audubon, in partnership with the Indiana Dunes National Park and Indiana Dunes Tourism as they bring the 12th season of saw-whet owl banding to the Indiana Dunes. Visitors can learn about Indiana’s smallest owl in this up-close and personal experience at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center beginning October 16th on select nights through November 15th.

Programs occur each at 7pm CT (6pm beginning November 1). Participants will get the chance to see captured owls being banded outdoors at the banding field station during hourly checks. Participants can stay as long as they like, as volunteers do a minimum of three checks each night. Nightly programs are weather dependent and do not operate when rainy or high winds.

All participants must read and agree to the IAS Field Trip Release to participate in IAS led events and trips.  Banding demonstration nights in 2020 will involve a $5 fee made as a donation towards Indiana Audubon and help fund supplies needed to keep the research project going ($10 on Halloween). Registration for each available night is below. 

Dates: October 24 - November 15, 2020
Time: Check website for times
Address: 1215 N State Road 49, Porter, IN 46304
Phone: (219) 926-1390
Admission: Check website for tickets

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