Owl Prowl a Huge Success | Eastern Screech Owls Spotted

So my boyfriend and I participated in an Owl Prowl sponsored by the Buffalo Audubon Society at the North Tonawanda Nature Preserve this past weekend. Our guide, Naturalist Tom Kerr, took us and a group of about 8 other people on an hour and a half walk through the nature preserve in search of the Eastern Screech Owls that call this area home.

Due to the recent rains, the preserve was a muddy mess, however, this didn’t stop any of us. We came prepared with waterproof boots, binoculars, flashlights, and cameras. I would highly recommend face masks or a scarf for any future walks in the middle of a woods in the dark, as we kept getting whacked in the face with tree branches. Continue reading Owl Prowl a Huge Success | Eastern Screech Owls Spotted

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Calling All Owl Enthusiasts | North Tonawanda Owl Prowl

While searching online recently for outdoor Bird Watching activities, I came across an exciting event I wanted to share with you. The Buffalo Audubon Society is hosting an upcoming hike through the North Tonawanda Nature Preserve in search of Eastern Screech Owls.

According to their website, http://buffaloaudubon.org, Naturalist Tom Kerr will be taking us on a guided hike through the North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve. We will be looking and listening for the Eastern Screech Owls that live in the wetland preserve.

Eastern Screech Owl courtesy of Wolfgang Wander via Wikimedia Commons

Eastern Screech Owls are small “eared” owls, measuring only about 9 inches tall (23 cm), however, they have a 20 inch (50.8 cm) wingspan. Continue reading Calling All Owl Enthusiasts | North Tonawanda Owl Prowl