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Powerful Owls workshop

Dr Robert Clemens from Birdlife Australia will be running a free workshop on Powerful Owls on Saturday 29 February. 

The workshop will begin at 12.30pm at the Hut (THECA) followed by a night walk around the Hut. To book, and for further details please go to https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/birdlife-australia-owl-workshop-training-tickets-94970373945

 

This summer's fires were hard on Australian forest owls. Come along to learn more about owls and how you can help the Powerful Owl.

About this Event

The BirdLife Powerful Owl project would like to invite you along from 12:30 to 15:30 for a presentation on Owl identification, biology, & ecology. The second half of the workshop also will allow you to sign up formally to the project as a citizen scientist, get permits, and be taught the tricks to help us monitor Powerful Owls in 2020.

Participants do not need to attend if you have already signed the paper work while attending a workshop in a previous year, but you are welcome if you want a refresher.

Following the workshop there will be a two hour break for dinner. We will not be providing dinner. From 17:30 to 19:30 (roughly), we will go for an evening walk in groups of 20 or less, each group will look to walk a kilometre or two while recording how many arboreal mammals they see, and any owls heard or seen. These field sessions are optional but they will provide an opportunity to meet others you may be able to go owl watching with later. Field sessions will only be available to those who have registered previously to the project (signed the paper work) or that attended the 12:30 workshop. Please select tickets to either or both parts of the workshop, but no need to print or bring those tickets.

The project aims to monitor Powerful Owls in southeast Queensland in order that we can identify how best to conserve them. There is, unfortunately a growing need to build this understanding, as forest owls had close to 30% of their habitat impacted by the recent bush-fires. http://birdlife.org.au/projects/powerful-owl-project.

With over 400 people already signed up to the project, getting involved provides a good opportunity to meet like-minded people, and to help us understand how to protect this elusive but threatened species.

The BirdLife Powerful Owl Project is operating in partnership with Birds Queensland, and is proudly supported by the Queensland Government - Queensland Citizen Science Grants, and the Logan City Council. The project is also, Proudly Supported by the Sunshine Coast Council’s Environment Levy, The Wettenhall EnvironmentTrust, the Australian Environment Foundation and Ipswich City Council. Redland City Council is also proud to provide funding as part of the Community Grants Program to assist the Redlands Community. This project has previously been supported by Brisbane City Council.