Behind-the-scenes owl banding at Indiana Dunes SP, Nov. 6, 7by DNR on October 29, 2015
Owl enthusiasts wishing to burn the midnight oil have a special opportunity on Nov. 6 or 7 to help bird experts band owls at Indiana Dunes State Park.
A limited number of visitors will have the chance to work the nets with park staff and volunteers and take part in each aspect of the research project, including banding the owls.
Reservations must be made by calling (219) 926-1390. A $50 registration fee is required.
Registration is limited to 10 people per night. If no owl is caught, participants can visit the banding station another night.
Participation includes free entry to the state park, hot coffee and cocoa, and an owl “adoption,” which consists of a certificate, an 8x10 photo of the owl you see that night, and email notification if the owl is ever captured elsewhere.
The night begins at 4:30 p.m., and participants can stay as late as they wish.
No children under age 5 are allowed. All equipment and supplies will be provided.
Proceeds support the all-volunteer owl banding program at the state park.
Indiana Dunes State Park is at 1600 North 25 E. Chesterton, 46304.