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Owl Banding at the Beaverhill Bird Observatory

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Beaverhill Bird Observatory

Township Road 510

Tofield, AB T0B 4J0

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Enjoy a COVID SAFE, exclusive evening of Owl Banding at the Beaverhill Bird Observatory (BBO), Canada’s second oldest bird research station!

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This annual fall migration of owls occurs from September until early November, with October being the peak in their abundance. Species captured include Northern Saw-whet Owls, Long-eared Owls and Boreal Owls. Join our biologists for an evening in the woods to learn about the research being conducted on our feathery friends and hopefully see a live owl up close and personal!*

Nets open 30mins after sunset and run for 6-7 hours, weather permitting. Weather that would shut down and CANCEL banding include: rain/heavy snow, wind >30km/hr, and temperatures below -15˚C. Check the weather before you leave by looking at the weather forecast for Tofield, Alberta.

PLEASE NOTE: Our biologists do NOT have internet access on site, and therefore cannot send day-of cancellation notices. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check the weather before you leave. If owl banding is cancelled due to weather, refunds will be issued.

Directions on how to get to the BBO can be found on our website HERE.

TICKET PRICES (website fees included in price)

General Admission: $25/person

Child (16 years or younger): $10/child

Children age 5 and under are free

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

• Warm clothing – dress for the outdoors!

• Headlamp/flashlight

• Face mask - mandatory

• A thermos/travel mug with your choice of warm beverage (you will want it!)

*We do not guarantee that an owl will be captured during your visit. They are wild animals and are influenced by the time of year and weather patterns. However, at the BBO we do catch between 300-500 owls per season so there is a high chance of seeing one if you are willing to put in the time and stay up late!

OWL TOQUES AND BUTTONS AVAILABLE FOR SALE! BRING CASH DURING YOUR VISIT IF INTERESTED IN PURCHASING OUR OWL MERCHANDISE

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Beaverhill Bird Observatory

Township Road 510

Tofield, AB T0B 4J0

Canada

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