Field Trip: Winter Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding

Field Trip: Winter Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding - Sold Out!

$37 Adult; $20 Youth

Friday, Jan 28, 2022 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Meet at Patrick Ranch Museum (Map)

Walking, could involve distance but largely flat 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, and snacks, and/or hot drinks. Rain and/or high winds cancel this event.

Field Trip Leaders

Ken Sobon

Ken Sobon is an avid birder, field trip leader, Vice President of Altacal Audubon Society and is the Northern California representative on Audubon California board of directors. He has worked the last 11 seasons volunteering and assisting and is now the Director of the Northern Saw-whet Owl fall migration monitoring project. In addition Ken has been a science teacher to middle school students in Oroville since 1995. He has shared his love of science and birding with his students both in the classroom and in field.

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Kim Armstrong

Kim Armstrong has worked for River Partners as a Restoration Biologist for the last two years. Prior to working with River Partners, she was a Scientific Aid at the Oroville Wildlife Area for 9 years where she got to partake in various wildlife surveys, band ducks and geese, and was in charge of the areas' wood duck box program. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science - Ecology, with a minor in Biology, from CSU, Chico in 2019. Her favorite classes were ornithology, waterfowl biology and wetland ecology, entomology and aquatic ecology. She enjoys fly fishing, hiking, backpacking and birding. In her free time, she volunteers with the Audubon Society banding northern saw-whet owls.

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