“Winter Owl Prowl” coming to Holiday Beach next month

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is holding two "Winter Owl Prowls" next month, one of which is scheduled for Holiday Beach Feb. 11. (Photo supplied by ERCA)

The Essex Region Conservation Authority is holding two “Winter Owl Prowls” next month, one of which is scheduled for Holiday Beach Feb. 11. (Photo supplied by ERCA)

Special to the RTT

It’s that time of year again – time to listen for owls at a woodlot near you!

The Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) is holding a pair of “Winter Owl Prowls” next month, with one of them being in Amherstburg.

Shake off that cabin fever and enjoy an evening learning about the owls of Ontario, their adaptations, calls, and behaviour, presented by Caroline Biribauer, outreach coordinator with the Essex Region Conservation Authority.

Weather permitting, participants will take a guided walk through the woods, looking and listening for owls.

“Walking outdoors on a winter evening is a special experience on its own,” says Biribauer. “However, when Mother Nature cooperates and we’re able to call in an owl, it’s really quite extraordinary.”

The public can choose between two “Winter Owl Prowls,” with the two being held in consecutive Thursday nights. The first will be at Camp Cedarwin Scout Camp Feb. 4 with the second one being planned for Holiday Beach Conservation Area Feb. 11.

Both are scheduled to run from 7-9 p.m.

The cost for each event is $5 per person, or $15 per family. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For tickets, go to www.erca.org/birding. For more information, please contact Caroline at cbiribauer@erca.org or 519-776-5209, ext. 245.

Since 1973, the Essex Region Conservation Authority has been dedicated to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Essex Region.

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