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Nature Night: Prowling for Owls!

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When: Jan 12, 2016 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Join local birder and photographer Scott Carpenter at Montgomery Park in NW Portland as he shares his insights into finding and enjoying owls in the Pacific Northwest. With the goal of empowering you to have enough information to go out and observe owls on your own, Scott will share month by month suggestions for finding 13 species of owls in Oregon and Washington.

Back by Popular Demand!
Prowling for Owls!
with Scott Carpenter


*Important: This Nature Night will take place in the lower ballroom at Montgomery Park (2701 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210) and there will be a $5 fee. Children 16 and under get in for free.

Last year, Scott Carpenter’s talk on Owls attracted an overflow crowd, and we were forced to turn people away because of the limited space in Heron Hall. Scott agreed to do another Owl presentation at a location large enough to hold a blockbuster crowd! Join us on January 12 in the lower ballroom at Montgomery Park, 2701 NW Vaughn St, Portland, OR 97210, for a comfortable venue with lots of parking and access from public transportation. There will be a small admission charge ($5 suggested donation). Doors open at 6 p.m.

Owls have fascinated us since prehistoric times, representing various things to various cultures – from symbols of wisdom, protection and good fortune, to omens of doom. Despite our collective captivation, many people have limited firsthand experience with owls. In general, owls are secretive; and most species are nocturnal, making them relatively hard to find. But by learning a bit about their behavior and breeding biology, you can greatly increase your odds of seeing owls, even in the daytime. 

Join local birder and photographer Scott Carpenter as he shares his insights into finding and enjoying owls in the Pacific Northwest. With the goal of empowering you to have enough information to go out and observe owls on your own, Scott will share month by month suggestions for finding 13 species of owls in Oregon and Washington.

Scott Carpenter is a self-taught bird photographer based in Portland, Oregon. He began his obsession with birds as a kindergartner in the 1970's. After decades of fast-paced birding and listing, Scott began using photography as a way to better understand the subjects of his fascination. He now spends as much time as possible capturing images showing the behavior and beauty of birds in the wild. You can see more of Scott’s work online at www.scottcarpenterphotography.com.

This will be a fun evening -- just in time for the start of owling season! If you would like more information about the alternate location at Montgomery Park, please contact Pam Meyers at pmeyers@audubonprotland.org; or 971-222-6130.

Western Screech Owls
Photo by Scott Carpenter
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