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March 26, Why we love owls! (and other birds of prey)

Bryce King, 11 Jan 2014
Owl Day, Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

When: Wednesday, March 26th, 7-8 pm
Where: First Presbyterian Church Bruner Hall, 200 West Center St., Logan
What: Why we love owls! (and other birds of prey)
Who: Bryce King, Wildlife Specialist, Ogden Nature Center

From Bryce King, our presenter:

I will talk on what makes a bird a bird, what traits make a bird of prey, what traits make an owl. I will discuss some specifics about where the owl can be found, food they eat, night time hunters, quiet flight, hearing ability, habitat, etc.

I have been involved with birds all my life, in falconry for 45 years. I started to help with the Ogden Nature Center back in 2007 then was hired on 2008 as a outreach educator, then I went on my own to do programs with my own animals for schools and other people wanting my programs. I did this for about a year then the Nature Center called me and asked me to be their Wild Life Specialist. I have been here since then.

My job entails going to schools, library’s, and other out reach programs teaching about wild life; from reptiles to birds and mammals. I take the Bald Eagle to Eagle Scout courts of honors. I teach our volunteers to take care of our animals here at the Ogden Nature Center also to handle the birds for programs.

February 22, Owls of Cache County

Pygmy Owl Courtesy US FWS Bob Miles, Photographer
Pygmy Owl
Courtesy US FWS
Bob Miles, Photographer

Join BAS Field Trip Coordinator Ryan O’Donnell and expert birder Frank Howe as we look-and especially listen-for the owls of Cache County.   We will hike up Green Canyon in the dark and broadcast calls occasionally to try to hear any of our local owl species, many of which should be starting to breed already this time of year.  Bring boots and a light, and meet at the parking lot of the Natural Resources building on the USU campus at 6:00 PM.  We’ll carpool from there, and we will be back by about 10:00 PM.

(Joint field trip w/ USU chapter of The Wildlife Society)