Audubon Society offers program on Sawwhet owl

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 or Zoom Link: