Small But Mighty: The Northern Saw-whet Owl

April 19, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Zoom Online
Small But Mighty: The Northern Saw-whet Owl @ Zoom Online

One of the great thrills of winter birding in Illinois is discovering a petite Northern Saw-whet Owl peering out at you from a daytime roost, often at eye level or slightly above. But with over 10 years of banding more than 600 of what the Chesterton Tribune called the “cutest damn bird in the world,” studies in the Indiana Dunes reveal that this secretive species is more abundant than we think. Brad Bumgardner, executive director of the Indiana Audubon Society and a former interpretive naturalist with Indiana Dunes State Park, will discuss the habits of this diminutive woodland owl including some of the insights learned about their fall migration along the southern shore of Lake Michigan.


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