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March Workshop: Owls of SoCal

Workshop: Tuesday, March 27, from 7 pm to 9 pm
Field trip: Saturday, March 31 from 6 pm to midnight

Lance Benner

Due to its geography, Southern California hosts one of the highest concentrations of owl species in the country. Twelve owl species occur in here and at least ten of them breed here. This workshop will discuss Southern Californian owls, their adaptations, biology, vocalizations, geographic distributions, and where to find them. The talk will make extensive use of range maps from eBird and owl recordings and sonograms of our local species.

The workshop includes an owling field trip in the San Gabriel Mountains. The trip is scheduled at the peak time of year for hearing Northern Saw­-Whet, Northern Pygmy, and Spotted Owls and also offers a good chance for finding Western Screech Owl, Great Horned Owl, and Common Poorwill.

The field trip will concentrate on searching for owls along the side of the road but may be expanded to include a hike depending on current conditions and the weather. Attendance at the workshop is mandatory in order to attend the field trip.

Limit: 12. Cost: $40 for Pasadena Audubon members, $60 for nonmembers (but will include membership). Contact Kym at kym.buzdygon@pasadenaaudubon.org to reserve your spot.