Metro Wire Staff
The Aldo Leopold Audubon Society will offer an online program featuring the northern saw-whet owl.
The presentation will be led by Gene Jacobs, a raptor biologist, certified bird bander, and director of the Linwood Springs Research Station, on Wednesday, Oct. 21.
Jacobs will present the natural history of the saw-whet, Wisconsin’s smallest owl, showing how these owls are banded, as well as band recoveries, sexing, and aging. He’ll provide a virtual walk into a mist net to experience the banding process.
Jacobs will take questions from the Zoom audience, then will demonstrate releasing the owl into its nocturnal environment.
The program begins at 7 p.m.
The program is free and open to the public but registration is requested at www.aldoleopoldaudubon.org/Programs or Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/3imtRiK.