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Saw-whet Owl Banding Trip

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Join Indiana Audubon Society and the Indiana Dunes National Park for a behind-the-scenes look at Indiana’s smallest owl, the Northern Saw-whet Owl. This exclusive evening program reserved for the Elkhart County Parks will give attendees the chance to see these tiny owls up close, while observing the hands-on banding research.


  • Safety: To promote a healthy environment, all attendees will be required to provide their own transportation, wear a face covering, and practice safe distancing (6ft) during the program. Temperature screenings will also be conducted prior to the program at the Dunes Visitor Center.
  • Travel: Participants can choose to either travel caravan-style following the Elkhart County Parks van in their own vehicle from the Ox Bow Service Center (north of main entrance) at 5:30 p.m (Eastern Time)., or travel separately and meet at the Dunes Visitor Center at 6 p.m (Central Time).
  • What to Bring: As the entire program will be outdoors, participants are encouraged to dress for the weather and bring outdoor seating.
  • Weather: This program is weather-dependent and will not operate under very rainy or windy conditions.


Banding program runs 5:30–10:30 p.m. (Central Time). See Trip Logistics for meeting times.

About This Event

Date: November 6, 2020

Time: 5:30 pm -  11:00 pm

Location: Ox Bow

Cost:$10/person (Limit - 10)


Register By: November 3

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