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Workshop: The Ventriloquist Owl

$8 Adult; $5 Youth

Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop is at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)


The ventriloquist Flammulated Owl is a secretive, Neotropical migrant that eats only insects and nests in tree cavities. People have always been fascinated by owls, and this species is particularly intriguing. After 15 years studying Flammulated Owls in western North America, David Arsenault remains captivated by their mysterious lives. David currently manages the Plumas Audubon Societyís long-term study of Flammulated Owls at Lake Davis in northern California, which is the largest known population of this species in the Sierra Nevada. During this workshop, David will share what he has learned studying the species in New Mexico, Nevada, and now in California.


David Arsenault

The Plumas Audubon Society is a small (200-member) chapter based in Quincy, CA where David Arsenault has lived since 2005. As a career wildlife biologist, he has studied wildlife, with a focus on birds, throughout the western U.S. and the Americas for more than 20 years. David became involved with Audubon in 1997 leading field trips for the Lahontan Audubon Society while attending graduate school in Reno. After moving to Quincy, he signed on as Plumas Audubonís field trip coordinator and then served as chapter president for 5 years. Now, as Executive Director, David is leading Plumas Audubonís science-based conservation and education program in northern California.

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