$45 Adult; $35 Youth
Friday, Jan 27, 2023 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meet at Chico Park-n-Ride (Map)
Walking, could involve distance but largely flat
This is a rare chance to observe an owl research project studying winter use of foothill habitat. Mist nets and an audio lure will be used to attempt to capture, band, and release Northern Saw-whet Owls. Bring headlamps or flashlights, chairs, warm clothes, cameras, snacks, and hot drinks. Rain and/or high winds cancel this event.
Erika Iacona has worked as an ecologist throughout Northern California for the past eight years. Most recently, she works for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in the Habitat Conservation and Planning Program. In 2015, while living and working in Chico, she was introduced to Northern Saw-whet Owl banding at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and has been hooked ever since. Erika currently lives in Shasta County, where she has partnered with the local Audubon Society, to begin Shasta Counties first Northern Saw-whet Owl migration monitoring station. Erika is enthusiastic about sharing the unique experience of owl banding in this years Snow Goose Festival!
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