Friday, February 09, 2018

Owls of the Sierra Foothills

Seminar: Friday, February 9 - 6:30-8:00pm at Effie Yeaw Nature Center: Throughout history, owls have held a special place in the traditions and lore of many cultures. Perhaps it is the mystery of these rarely-seen night creatures, or the large, all-knowing eyes, or the cute way they turn their heads around almost 360 degrees. This presentation will explore the ecology, adaptations, identification, vocalizations, distribution, and behavior of these fascinating denizens of the Sierra foothills. Concepts will be liberally illustrated with photos of the owls, distribution maps, and recordings of vocalizations.
Sharon and I walked to a Owls of the Sierra Foothills seminar at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Ancil Hoffman Park.

They showed photos and played the calls of a number of owls, including Great-horned Owl, Western Screech-owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Spotted Owl, Barn Owl, and Northern Pygmy-owl. They brought the Saw-whet from the nature center.

Over the last year, we have been hearing Great-horned Owls in our neighborhood.

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