Back by popular request. We're offering another chance to go on an Owl Prowl since the February 2, 2018 event has sold out!
Join Ken Elkins (Education Programs Manager at the Bent of the River), Phil Robbins (Store Manager at Wild Birds Unlimited), and other Audubon staff and volunteers for a fun birding adventure.
We'll go prowling for owls on a walk through our meadow and into the forest in hopes of encountering one of the three owl species known to breed here: the Great-horned Owl, Barred Owl, or Eastern Screech-owl. Audubon Center Bent of the River offers a range of opportunities to connect with and appreciate nature throughout the year—from public programming to volunteering to leisurely birding. Many visitors come to enjoy the quiet beauty of the sanctuary. Come explore what Bent of the River has to offer for you.
For Ages 8 and up
Please dress for the weather: warm boots, hats, gloves, and dressing in layers is important. We will have to stand still and quiet at times while calling and waiting for an owl to respond and possibly come closer to the group. Also, bring a flashlight, though be prepared that we will limit the use of flashlights to maintain our night eyesight while being aware of trail conditions and safety concerns. If you have your own binoculars, they may help but are not always useful in the dark. Photographing any potential owl encounters will not be possible.
Inclement weather will postpone the event. We will update registered participants via email as we approach the date of the event, and call everyone the day of the event if it looks questionable. We will arrange for a Snow Date that will hopefully work for everyone, and provide a refund to those who can not attend the snow date.
Questions: contact Ken Elkins or Kate Pratt at 203-405-9113.