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Owl Prowl

  • Sewall Woods Preserve Bath, ME 04530 (map)

All ages are welcome to discover the fascinating lives of Maine owls!

Can you ID this owl? The call sounds like “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?”

Can you ID this owl? The call sounds like “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?”

When: Friday, March 1 at 5:30pm

Where: Sewall Woods Preserve in Bath

In the early evening light, KELT welcomes folks of all ages to explore Sewall Woods Preserve for owls. Led by Maine Master Naturalist Alan Seamans, participants of all ages will listen to different owl calls, explore what makes a good owl home, and learn fun facts about these nighttime birds of prey. This is a free event!

Maine is home to eleven owl species, who spend all or part of the year in the state. These nocturnal predators can live in a variety of habitats from dense woodlands, to marshes, to urban environments like gulf courses or airports. Seamans will share recordings of various owl calls as he leads prowlers on a walk through the preserve. Meeting at dusk will optimize chances of seeing or hearing owls as wintertime is their mating season. Owls will be listening for possible mates and more eager to respond to calls, even if they come from a recording.

Prowlers should wear footwear with excellent tread and/or bring microspikes for traction on potentially icy trails. Packing a headlamp and dressing to spend 1 – 1 ½ hours outdoors are strongly encouraged.

Please let us know you’ll be joining the fun by calling 207-442-8400 or use the Google Form below.

We ask that participants please leave pets at home for this walk. Thank you!

 
Alan uses ‘old school’ technology, a portable CD player, to play owl calls. Will we hear a response?

Alan uses ‘old school’ technology, a portable CD player, to play owl calls. Will we hear a response?

 

In case of severe weather, the walk will be rescheduled to Friday, March 8 at the same time and location.

To get to Sewall Woods Preserve from Bath, take High Street north and turn left onto Whiskeag Road. Enter the parking area through the stone gate posts on the right.

Special thanks to the generous support of

 
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