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Owls of Southern California

Workshop, Tuesday, March 5, 2019,
Eaton Canyon Nature Center, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Field Trip, Saturday, March 9, 2019, 6:00 pm - midnight

Instructor: Lance Benner

Twelve owl species occur in southern California annually, and at least ten of them breed here. Due to its geography, southern California hosts one of the highest concentrations of owl species in the country and is near the southern edge of the ranges for several species. In addition to the species well known to breed here, barred owls are approaching ever more closely from the north and have recently been documented as far south as Kern County.

This workshop will discuss the owls that live in southern California, 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 a field trip to look for owls 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: 10.
Price: $45 Pasadena Audubon members, $65 non-members
Please note: Priority will be given to members who have not taken a class in the past year.

Please contact Katy Mann: kmann@pasadenaaudubon.org to sign up.